Week 6 – Learning Activity
Research Proposal Project Completion Challenges and Review
[WLO: 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Prior to beginning work on this Learning Activity, read Chapter 13 in your text, Practical Research: Planning and Design.
· Explain any weaknesses of your research proposal/project that you are completing this week.
· Describe how you addressed those weaknesses.
· Elaborate on any other challenges that occurred while compiling your research project
The Research Proposal Project Completion Challenges and Review learning activity will be submitted to a Canvas dropbox. The checklist must be two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) . The checklist must utilize Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) and two scholarly sources (see Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) for assistance). The scholarly sources need to be formatted in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide, and the separate references page should be formatted according to the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource.
Leedy, P. D. & Ormrod, J. E. (2019). Practical research: Planning and design (12th ed.). Pearson.
· Chapter 13: Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report
· The full-text version of this ebook is available in your online classroom through the RedShelf platform. Chapter 13 discusses how to plan and prepare a final research report. This chapter will explain the vital elements of a research report, other data-relevant information, identifying weaknesses in a study, and how to organize the paper with logical flow and order. This chapter will assist you in your Research Project Proposal Completion Challenges and Review learning activity and your Research Proposal Project final project this week.
1. Research Proposal Project [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. Due by Day 7. Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 13, and it is suggested you review all formerly assigned chapters from Practical Research: Planning and Design and the Comparative Approaches to Program Planning text, any text or scholarly materials from any prior courses, along with any selected peer-reviewed, scholarly, and credible sources that you have located through the past several weeks to help support your Research Proposal Project.
Building off the research problem identified in Week 1, you will design a hypothetical research proposal. The research proposal will be based on the problem identified at a human/social service organization. The organization selected can be one in which you are currently employed, an agency that you have an interest in, or where you intend to someday seek employment. The Research Proposal Project reflects the measures required in submitting proposals “in house” within an organization where the evaluation of programs, modification of programs, and/or development of programs is part of your job description or to a grant-awarding agency. Examples of grant-awarding agencies include: Corporation for National and Community Service, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, Housing and Community Facilities Programs, Homeland Security, Special Delinquency Prevention Program, and Centers for Disease Control Prevention.
Your Research Proposal Project will be broken down into the following sections and sub-sections:
· Introduction and Background
· Statement of the problem
· Significance of the problem
· Populations served
· Proposed solution
· Research questions
· Conceptual framework
· Planning strategy
· Ethical Considerations and Concerns
· Management Plan
· Proposed timeline
· Anticipated challenges
In your paper,
· Select an existing or hypothetical Human Services organization/agency program.
· Compile a proposal that develops, evaluates or modifies the hypothetical implementation of this change in a real-world setting.
· Describe in detail the process for determining the need for the new program, the evaluation, or the modification of this program.
· Explain the proposed solution to the problem, gap, or need for this hypothetical proposal.
· Select a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods design for the proposal.
· Explain in detail as to why this methodology and design is most appropriate for the proposed change (i.e., develop, evaluate, or modify a program).
· Create a hypothetical research proposal to a grant funding organization or an organization where the evaluation of programs is part of your job description.
· Address the problem that was identified including the evidence that supports this problem.
The Research Proposal Project
· Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
· Must include a separate title page with the following:
· Title of paper in bold font
· Space should be between title and the rest of the information on the title page.
· Student’s name
· Name of institution
· Course name and number
· Instructor’s name
· Due date
· Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
· Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
· For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.) , refer to the Writing Center resources.
· Must use at least eight scholarly, peer-reviewed, and credible sources in addition to the course text.
· The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
· To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this UAGC Llibrary Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the university library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
· Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.