For this assignment you will submit a draft of a proposal to conduct a hypothetical course relevant research study. You may use a published study as a “prototype” of what the various components look like, but the study you design must be for your own original research idea.

Organizational Patterns in Argument Let’s look at samples of research-based writing: “Nervous Nellies” on p. 328; “From Degrading to De-Grading” on p. 254; and “How Many Zombies Do You Know?” on p. 290
October 1, 2018
Expository Essay: Brainstorming and Beginning Research Attention: Please make sure to complete the Navigating the GCU Library worksheet BEFORE completing this worksheet. Before you begin any writing assignment, it is often necessary to complete several “pre-writing” activities. This worksheet will assist you with several of the pre-writing activities necessary for completing your expository essay including selecting a topic, brainstorming, research strategies, and research. Follow the instructions to complete these pre-writing activities. Make sure you complete all 4 sections of this worksheet.
October 2, 2018

For this assignment you will submit a draft of a proposal to conduct a hypothetical course relevant research study. You may use a published study as a “prototype” of what the various components look like, but the study you design must be for your own original research idea. The draft proposal will consist of an Introduction, a Method section, a Literature Review and a Procedure section. The paper must comply with APA formatting rules. It will be automatically run through Turnitin.com and an originality report generated on submission.

 

Your midterm Study Proposal Draft will include the information below, with the bold font words as section headings in your proposal submission.  The Final Study Proposal will be comprised of the same information, with any errors corrected following prof feedback and the addition of a Methodology and an Analysis heading following the Hypothesis section.  Instructions for completion of it are on the Final Proposal  screen.

Introduction

Brief background information description of what areas of interest related to your proposal topic have been previously researched and what has been learned by those studies

Significance of knowledge to the field

Literature Review

Previous related research of others (6 Studies)

Interrelated findings of previously published studies and questions they pose

Hypothesis

Based on your literature review of the published research of other researchers (hypotheses are “educated guesses,” a prediction to be tested via the gathering and analysis of scientific data — as such it must be based on understanding of an issue gleaned from review of already published information about it)

Stated as “This study will test the hypothesis that __________________”

The Hypothesis link will open a guide to how to write a hypothesis statemen

 
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