My topic is: Is crime influenced by one's environment?
There are 3 parts to this assignment
the literature helps you in 4 ways:
you with an understanding of the current state of knowledge about your selected topic.
you whether the problem has
already been researched—if so, will you continue with a replication or
revise your topic?
your topic hasn’t been previously researched, related studies can indicate how to proceed in
attempting to answer the problem.
out special methodological
problems that you may need to consider when designing your research.
your literature review, it may be very helpful to find books or articles that
contain reviews on your
specific topic so you can get a “big picture” idea of the existing
research in the area. After that, you
should focus on finding empirical,
peer-reviewed academic research journals for articles related to your
topic. You may use journal articles
retrieved online (e.g., using PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, or ProQuest), but you may NOT use non-academic
sources (e.g., Psychology Today,
blogs, magazines, newspapers, non-academic books). Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable source.
For your research proposal, you will need AT
LEAST 4 empirical journal articles and AT LEAST 1 review article or book
chapter in your final draft, but you should plan
to read many more articles and chapters along the way that you may not end up
using. Don’t try to shoehorn
an article that isn’t really relevant just to hit the required number of
references. A piece of advice: Always keep track of the full
bibliographic citation when taking notes, no matter how minor you
believe your reference to be. See the “Annotated Bibliography” document on Blackboard for
guidelines and a sample annotated bibliography.
Please provide at least 6 references
A hypothesis is your best prediction or
tentative solution to the problem. It must
be a statement that is capable
of being either refuted or confirmed. You can have more than one hypothesis. Remember that a research hypothesis (i.e.,
scientific hypothesis) is the predicted relationship among the variables being
investigated. A null hypothesis is a statement of what would
happen if there were no relationship between the variables being investigated;
this is what is tested statistically.
Craft a well thought out, clearly worded, and appropriate research hypothesis. Your research hypothesis must be stated clearly in one sentence. (Remember, a hypothesis is a testable, disprovable statement, not a question.) In addition, write a paragraph (no more than 200 words) describing why you expect this result to occur. I will be looking for evidence that you have (a) read some of the relevant research on your research topic, (b) thought systematically about how you might conduct your study, and (c) considered thoroughly what results you would expect to find and why. If you choose to create more than one research hypothesis (I don’t recommend this without speaking to me first), you need to do the above for each hypothesis separately.
Title page: APA style text for details on how to format your
This is just the beginning of this research proposal paper. Whom ever I chose to complete this portion of my paper, will also be the one to finish it as well and I am willing to pay big dollars for the final project.