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For Task #2a, you will prepare a research proposal that addresses a question of relevance to your work, implement your research plan, prepare a written research report, and present your research findings to the class (worth 50 points). There are three deliverables: 1) research proposal (15 points), 2) research report (25 points), and 3) research presentation (10 points).
1 - Planning (Deliverable = research proposal)
Any good research study starts with a good plan or proposal. Indeed, to obtain external funding for research, you almost always have to submit a research proposal that will be peer reviewed before funding is awarded.
You will prepare a 10 -15 page research proposal with an attached IRB application. Proposals exceeding 15 pages will not be accepted.
It is important to keep the feasibility of your research proposal in mind as you develop it. After all, you will implement this plan as part of this task.
*modified from rubric designed by Dr. Fitzgerald
components were included (introduction, research
question/purpose statement, literature review, methodology, timeline,
IRB application references).
Subtract up to 2 points for each missing or incomplete component
of research, is socially responsible, and is feasible
|Subtract up to 2 points per problem||
|Proposal is clear and
.1 for minor errors, up to .5 for blatant spelling, grammar, citation
up to 1 point for major visual errors or tech problems
(out of 15)
You may resubmit if your score is below 10. If you do so, please include all graded components from before.
2 - Implementing and Reporting (Deliverable = research report)
Stage 2 of Task 2a involves conducting your study (e.g., collecting data and analyzing it) and writing a report of your research. The specific methodology that you are using in your study, e.g., experimental methods, qualitative methods, or some other design, will entail different activities. We will be exploring different methodologies in class and through the readings throughout the semester.
Your research report should have the following components:
Although it is not a perfect match for every research report, some of the criteria in this instrument may help you in judging the quality of your report: Critiquing a Research Report Checklist.
Stage 2 is worth 25 points.
Report Assessment Rubric
Stage 3 - Presenting your research (Deliverable = research presentation)Presentation Assessment Rubric
Stage 3 of Task 2a involves presenting your research study in class.
Your research presentation should have the following components:
1. an introduction to the background, goal, research questions, and methods of your study,
2. a brief summary of the related literature,
3. the results of your investigation,
4. discussion of the meaning and implications of your results, and
5. recommendations and future research directions.
Most presenters choose to use PowerPoint to present their studies, but you can use alternative media such as a website.
Stage 3 is worth 10 points.