*** Literate Review was already completed and this is the Research Proposal following that information. It is listed in the files. The research is needing to be over Tarleton State University and why students have bridges and barriers with getting involved.
Overview of the Research Proposal
Students are required to submit, revise, and resubmit a comprehensive research proposal. These papers should be six to seven pages, double spaced, 1 inch margins, and 12 point Times New Roman font. I will evaluate research proposals based on the appropriate use of hypotheses, specification of the unit of analysis, clarity of and justifications for key concepts and their operational measurement, clarity of and justifications for data collection and analysis methods, appropriate discussion of research limitations and ethics, and proper citations, formatting, and the overall quality of the writing. Throughout the process of writing this paper, you will have the opportunity to receive feedback from myself and your classmates. Your initial submission will be graded and returned with comments from myself. Then, you will edit this paper based on my feedback and include the revised version in your final paper.
Citation Format
Generally, this part of the paper will need fewer references than the literature review. However, if you’re using measures created by other researchers or otherwise referencing others’ work, be sure to include references.
Rubric – 75 points total
Appropriate use of hypotheses/research questions, specification of the unit of analysis, clarity of and justifications for key concepts and their operational measurement – 25 points
Clarity of and justifications for data collection and analysis methods, appropriate discussion of research limitations and ethics – 25 points
Organization and clarity of writing – 15 points
Citations and formatting – 10 points
Things to cover – a general structure
· What or whom are you studying (unit of analysis)?
· What is your research question?
· How are you conceptualizing the components of your research question?
· What are your hypotheses?
· What is your method (a.k.a. analytical strategy)? Quantitative or qualitative? Interviews, observations, surveys, content analysis, experiments, focus groups, etc?
· How are you operationalizing the key concepts in your research? In other words, how are you going to measure your concepts?
· What are potential short-comings of your methods?

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