This is my research question: Why are crime rates high in African American communities than in Caucasian communities?
I will need you to create a hypothesis based on my question, which will indicate what methodology you would utilize for this research proposal.
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.
I will also need the following aspects of the research proposal paper completed as well.
Title Page: APA formatted
is useful to write the
abstract last because it is a summary of your entire paper, and until
you’ve finished the paper you don’t know everything it will contain. Be sure that your abstract is clear, concise,
and accurately represents the content of your paper. (about 150-250 words)
This section of your paper will include an
overview of the topic and its importance, your literature review based on your
annotated bibliography (rewritten into full sentences and paragraphs with clear
arguments and logical connections between articles), and a brief,
well-integrated description of the study you have planned, including your
research question and hypothesis. (about 200-300 words)
Once you have decided on a research question and
hypothesis, you need to design
the research. Note that your project in PY 354 must involve collecting original data;
you may NOT use archival data. Consider
carefully: Are you conducting original or replication research? Is your research basic or applied in
nature? Are there any special
methodological considerations (e.g., special populations, special instrument
needs, special statistical needs)? Also think hard about your variables. How will you measure them?
If you have planned an experimental study, how will you manipulate the independent variable? While you do not need to answer these
questions explicitly (e.g., “This study will be original basic research
involving variables X and Y…”), their answers should be apparent upon reading
your paper. If possible, use existing materials
(instruments, surveys, procedures, etc.) for your study; the articles you read
previously may be helpful to guide you to useful materials and procedures. (about 300-500 words)
This section of your paper is a biggie. You will
describe your participants, design, materials, and procedure. Search APA style text for details on what to include
and how to format your method (though you should write your method in the future tense since
you haven’t conducted the study yet). Remember
that this section should give
enough detail that another researcher could replicate your study using
the information provided.
style on how to format your discussion. At a minimum, you will need to discuss the implications of this research and
its potential benefits and risks, and make predictions about what you expect to
find. (about 200-300 words)
Must have at least 5 peer reviewed journals APA formatted
Remember that students must use only adult participants (nobody under 19), and may not ask highly personal questions (e.g., about arrest record, illegal activities, gang involvement, drug use, etc.).
MUST BE ALL ORIGINAL NO PLAGIARISM