PSY326 Week 5 Discussion

Week 5 – Discussion_x000D_
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated._x000D_
Preliminary Research Proposal [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5]_x000D_
To prepare for this discussion, read the instructor guidance and watch the videos Creating Your Research Proposal (Links to an external site.) and How to Write a Research Proposal? 11 Things to Include in a Thesis Proposal (Links to an external site.). Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. Utilize a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last 10 years and are documented in APA style, as outlined in the Writing Center._x000D_
The purpose of this discussion assignment is to familiarize you with the purpose and components of a research proposal, and to allow an opportunity for you to get some feedback on your ideas for the Final Paper._x000D_
In your initial post,_x000D_
Briefly describe the purpose of a research proposal and its components._x000D_
Present your research question and/or hypothesis._x000D_
Give some background information on the topic, including citing one or two previous related studies with their references._x000D_
Name the research design you would like to use._x000D_
Defend why you feel it is the most appropriate way to study your research question._x000D_
Discuss potential ethical issues that might arise and what you would do to address them._x000D_
Document your sources in APA style (Links to an external site.), with in-text citations and references listed at the end of the post. For additional guidance see the Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resources

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