FAM 690: RESEARCH PROPOSAL OUTLINE

Title Page

  1. Introduction
  2. -Statement of the problem and its scope

    -Rationale of justification for the study

    -Theoretical perspective or conceptual framework

    -Underlying assumptions

    -Definitions of variables

    -Objectives of the study

    -Hypotheses to be tested or research questions to be answered

    (Approx. 1 ˝ to 2 pp.)

  3. Review of Literature
  4. -Give an overview of your research area.

    -Describe 5 to 8 earlier studies related to your problem and their implications for your research.

    -Include only those articles that support the logic of your argument.

    -Discuss recent developments and areas of need for new research.

    (Approx. 5 pp.)

  5. Methods
  6. -Hypotheses/Research questions

    -Research design (Identify and define variables)

    -Sample (unit of analysis, who, how many, how recruited/selected, etc.)

    -Measurement strategies and procedures (operational definitions, description of instruments and how administered, reliability and validity considerations)

    -Procedures (Where and when will the study be conducted? What exactly will be done? Who will perform the tasks?)

    -Research design (description of the design and comparisons being made, strategies employed to enhance internal and external validity)

    -Data analysis (the kind of data expected, the statistical tools to be used, how the data will be analyzed and interpreted)

    (Approx. 8-10 pp.)

  7. References
  8. -Only those appropriate to the topic and cited in the text

    -APA format

  9. Appendixes (Optional)

-Instruments (that are not copyrighted)

-Instructions to subjects

-Consent forms

-Debriefing scripts

Allocation of Points for Proposal

Introduction……………………….20

Review of the Literature………….20

Methods……………………………30

References…………………………10

Style, Format, Spelling……………10

Organization of Ideas……………..10

Total Points………………………..100