Research Proposal Instructions
Understanding applied research will enable you to be more effective advocates of programs you
are supporting in working or volunteer capacities. Outside of the behavioral health fields,
understanding good research methodology can be applied to any industry to help better identify
and tell the story of community need and impact of services, while supporting quality
improvement efforts. For this multi-part Research Project, you will identify a research question
relevant to the field of psychology, analyze qualitative and quantitative methodology, and write
an executive summary that proposes the research plan. When using scholarly journals, they must be analyzed while also providing a summary.
Write an analysis proposing and justifying which type of quantitative methodology could be
applied to answer the research question. Address the following elements in the proposal
Briefly restate the research question for a quantitative research.
Resource: IM Qual vs Quant (available on overview page)
Propose the qualitative methodology by
Explaining your methodological approach
Describing the method to collect the data
Identifying the statistical test(s) to explain the hypothesis. Explain your rationale for
using the selected test
Evaluate and justify the proposed methodology based on at least two scholarly resources.
You may use your textbook as one resource.
Word count: 500-1000
Citation Requirements: 2 (scholarly only) different than those already used.
( I will upload previous parts of essay to allow you to review and provide context for part 4)