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This Draft Proposal Worksheet
Title of Research Proposal:
1. Literature Review (this information will be included in the Introduction section of your final proposal paper).
a. Importance of topic: Why is this topic important or interesting?
b. Summary of research: List each source you will cite in your formal proposal. Provide a brief (1-2 sentence) summary of each source.
c. State your hypothesis:
d. Provide operational definitions for all key terms in your hypothesis:
2. Method (this section explains the details of your proposed experiment).
a. Identify your independent variable:
b. Identify your dependent variable:
c. How will you select your participants?
d. How will you randomly assign participants to groups?
e. Define the experimental group:
f. Define the control group:
g. How will you measure your dependent variable?
h. How will you obtain informed consent?
3. Results (this section discusses the numbers/variables you will compare).
a. What is your predicted outcome?
4. Discussion (this section further explores your predicted outcome).
a. Briefly discuss any ethical concerns you have regarding your proposal:
b. Briefly discuss any potential confounding variables: