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CEP 554: Research Methods in Applied Settings

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Design a research proposal in which you offer a specific testable hypothesis and design the methodology and analysis that you would use to test that hypothesis. Look for theory and methods for conducting and interpreting scientific research in the helping professions.

  • Introduction (2-3 pages)
    • Introduce the problem/topic, importance of the topic.
    • Describe relevant scholarship, previous studies, findings, limitations, etc.
    • Explicitly state hypotheses/research questions in the proposed study.
  • Method (2-3 pages)
    • Participants: describe sampling procedures, sample size, participant characteristics.
    • Measures: describe the specific measures to be used for each variable.
    • Procedure: specify the research design; provide sufficient detail so that another researcher could read this section and replicate the procedure.
  • Results (Planned Analysis, 1-2 pages)
    • Describe the statistical analysis to be completed to examine each research question. How will you know if your hypothesis is supported/not supported?
    • Optional: Provide a sample Table or Figure related to your analysis.
  • References (include at least 10 peer-reviewed articles or books)
    • Use APA Style formatting.
    • Only include sources that were cited in your paper.
    • Provide the full reference for every source you cite in your paper.