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Research Proposal Outline

 

To understand how to write a research proposal, sociology students should know how to use an outline to organize the information in the proposal in a logical way. This assignment will assist you in learning this skill.

Complete the “Research Proposal Outline.”

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

Access and read “Developing a Research Proposal” page on the CIRT website.

URL:

https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/developmentresources/tutorials/researchproposal

Read Appendix B in Real Research: Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/sage/2019/real-research_research-methods-sociology-students-can-use_2e.php

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
SOC-400 SOC-400-O500 Research Proposal Outline 100.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less than Satisfactory (65.00%) Satisfactory (75.00%) Good (85.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 100.0%
Research Question 5.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes the research question for the research proposal. Outline inadequately includes the research question for the research proposal, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes the research question for the research proposal, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes the research question for the research proposal, and description is strong with sound analysis to support the information. Outline expertly includes the research question for the research proposal, and description is comprehensive and insightful with sound analysis to support the information.
Type of Research 5.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes a description of the type of research method you would use for your study and why. Outline inadequately includes a description of the type of research method you would use for your study and why, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes a description of the type of research method you would use for your study and why, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes a description of the type of research method you would use for your study and why, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes a description of the type of research method you would use for your study and why, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information.
Social Problem/Issue 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes a description of the social problem/issue. Outline does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Outline inadequately includes a description of the social problem/issue, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. Outline adequately includes a description of the social problem/issue, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Outline clearly includes a description of the social problem/issue, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. Outline expertly includes a description of the social problem/issue, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information. Outline demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Introduction 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes the sections that will be included in the introduction section of your research proposal. Outline inadequately includes the sections that will be included in the introduction section of your research proposal, but the sections are inappropriate. Outline adequately includes the sections that will be included in the introduction section of your research proposal, but the sections are somewhat appropriate. Outline clearly includes the sections that will be included in the introduction section of your research proposal, and the sections are ,mostly appropriate Outline expertly includes the sections that will be included in the introduction section of your research proposal, and the sections are fully appropriate.
Literature Review 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes an explanation of the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research already done about the problem or issue you have identified. Outline inadequately includes an explanation of the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research already done about the problem or issue you have identified, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes an explanation of the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research already done about the problem or issue you have identified, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes an explanation of the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research already done about the problem or issue you have identified, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes an explanation of the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research already done about the problem or issue you have identified, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information. .
Methods 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes a description of the research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research. Outline inadequately includes a description of the research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes a description of the research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes a description of the research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes a description of the research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information.
Data Analysis 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes an explanation of any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them. Outline inadequately includes an explanation of any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them. Description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes an explanation of any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes an explanation of any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes an explanation of any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information.
Implications 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes an explanation of why the research is important and how it will be used. Outline inadequately includes an explanation of why the research is important and how it will be used, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes an explanation of why the research is important and how it will be used, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes an explanation of why the research is important and how it will be used, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes an explanation of why the research is important and how it will be used, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information.
Timeline 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes an explanation of planned dates for the research, data collection, and analysis. Outline inadequately includes an explanation of planned dates for the research, data collection, and analysis, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes an explanation of planned dates for the research, data collection, and analysis, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes an explanation of planned dates for the research, data collection, and analysis, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes an explanation of planned dates for the research, data collection, and analysis, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information.
Budget 10.0% Outline omits or incompletely includes an explanation of the total cost to carry out the research proposal and where the funds will come from to complete the research. Outline inadequately includes an explanation of the total cost to carry out the research proposal and where the funds will come from to complete the research, but description is weak and missing evidence to support the information. Outline adequately includes an explanation of the total cost to carry out the research proposal and where the funds will come from to complete the research, but description is limited and lack some evidence to support information. Outline clearly includes an explanation of the total cost to carry out the research proposal and where the funds will come from to complete the research, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support information. Outline expertly includes an explanation of the total cost to carry out the research proposal and where the funds will come from to complete the research, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support information.
Outline Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use) 5.0% Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is employed. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Total Weightage 100%



SOC-400 Research Proposal Outline

Sociology students should know how to organize their writing to present a research proposal. This assignment will help you learn this skill. Complete the sections below as directed, citing scholarly sources where needed.

Assignment Directions:

Use this outline below to complete this assignment. Fill in the missing portions needed to write a research proposal based on your research question and selected type of research:

Write your research question here:

Type of Research:

After reviewing the five types of research presented in this course, describe the type of research (method) you would use for your study. Why did you decide on using this type of research? (50-75 words)
(You will be summarizing this aspect in Part III below but in this section, explain why you plan to use this method. Why did you reject the other possible methods?)


I. Title: Social Problem/Issue

Describe the social problem/issue.

II. Introduction:

List the sections that will be included in your introduction: (Note: The literature review is not a section of your introduction in this assignment. Also, there is no determined number of sections in the introduction, but use the list provided below as needed)

a.

b.

c.

III. Literature Review: Explain the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research that has already been done about the problem or issue you have identified. (This is an outline of your literature review, not the complete review. Describe the topics for which you searched the literature and any preliminary results or summary of what you found. Also include the areas that seem to need more research.)

IV. Methods: Description of research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research. Explain if you will sample a population and how this will be done. Briefly describe what you would need to do in order to use this method or these methods.

V. Data Analysis: Include any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them. If you are going to use any statistical tests, which ones do you plan to use and what software will this require?

VI. Implications: Why is this research important? Will it be used to change some policies, or to improve some social condition? Will it give us a better basic understanding of some type of human behavior?

VII. Timeline: This section includes planned dates for the research, especially the data collection and analysis.

a.

VIII. Budget: What is it going to cost to carry out this research proposal and where will you get the funds to do this?

a.

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