Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Dec 12th, 2014
Social Science
Price: $35 USD

Question description

This week you will draft several sections of your research proposal. Your proposal must be 4-5 pages in length and include a minimum of five resources.

Retrieve the research proposal template provided in Unit 1

Set up your proposal to include the following sections:

Cover Page



Background and Literature Review

Research Design


Data Collection*


Note:You will leave space for sections marked with an asterisk (*) in the Midterm and complete them for the Final Proposal.

Resource: Example Midterm Proposal

Complete the following sections for your Midterm Proposal:

  • Cover page: Follow APA formatting for the cover page.
  • Abstract: Create the heading and leave this page (page 2) blank. You will complete this in the final proposal.
  • Introduction: Including a brief history of the problem, you present your topic, problem statement, and some general information about your topic.
  • Review of Literature: Summarize at least five relevant/related research projects. This part of the proposal can be taken from a modified version of your Review of Literature from the Unit 3 Assignment, but be sure to address your instructor’s comments.
  • Variables and Hypothesis: Give a brief description of your independent variable and dependent variable. Provide the specific hypothesis statement which includes the independent and dependent variable.
  • Research Design: Give a description of your research design and a justification of why this particular design was chosen.
  • Sampling: Create the heading and leave a blank section. You will complete this in the final proposal.
  • Data Collection: Create the heading and leave a blank section. You will complete this in the final proposal.
  • References: You must include correctly-formatted APA in-text citations in the body of your paper, and a matching reference list in appropriate APA form.

Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.


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