5.3 Assignment. The Research Proposal Getting Started Thus far, you have learned about the longitudinal, correlational, and experimental research designs. You have developed a clear research question and have written your literature review, methods, and participants sections for your research proposal. Now it is time to pull all of the s

5.3 Assignment. The Research Proposal
Getting Started
Thus far, you have learned about the longitudinal, correlational, and experimental research designs. You have developed a clear research question and have written your literature review, methods, and participants sections for your research proposal. Now it is time to pull all of the sections together into one integrated proposal.
Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:
• Write an abbreviated research proposal.
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Resources
• Use your previous research question, literature review, methods and participants sections for this assignment
• Review all of the comments and suggestions written by your instructor and make the necessary changes to each section
• Review the articles that you found on your topic of interest
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Background Information
Research Proposals are written and submitted to Institutional Review Boards (IRB) prior to conducting any research. The IRB exists to protect participants from harm, to ensure the safety and appropriateness of the study, to make suggestions for improvement and to help researchers to adhere to ethical guidelines. Thus, the research proposal is crucial to professional researchers and investigators.
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Instructions
1. Write a draft of your completed Research Proposal. Include these sections:
a. APA cover page
b. An abstract of about 300 words that gives an overview of your proposal
c. 5-page literature review (stating your research questions or hypothesis and using the revisions suggested by your instructor)
d. 2-page methods section (using the revisions suggested by your instructor)
e. 2- page participants section (using the revisions suggested by your instructor)
f. 1-page summary of your proposal stating what your research would add to the body of literature
g. Reference page or pages (double-spaced per APA format
2. Use Times New Roman 12-point font. Double-space all of your work.
3. Use scholarly language and refrain from using “I” statements (first person).
4. Grammarly will note that you are using Passive Voice. This is as it should be. Use Passive Voice.
5. Support your claims with citations. Citations consist of the author’s (or authors’) last names and the dates of publication.