Guidelines on writing a research proposal by Matthew McGranaghan This is a work in progress, intended to organize my thoughts on the process of formulating a proposal. If you have any thoughts on the contents, or on the notion of making this available to students, please share them with me.
I am currently taking a United States History class with Nancy Zens, and a research paper is required for that class. The only requirement for paper is that its topic is in the era between the Civil War and I have chosen to write about the Japanese-American internment, which occurred in the s, because it interests me.
In ninth grade I was in a humanities literature class and we read a work by a woman who was in a concentration camp as a young girl in California. So, I did a small research paper on the internment my junior year in high school. I feel it is very important for all Americans to know about what our "free" country did and why it was done.
I think there is no reason at all to forget about this tremendous mistake our country made. I hope to learn more about why and how a free country DID in fact imprison people - and why it did so while trying to stop another country Germany from interning people in concentration camps as well as for doing other things.
This topic is appropriate for Writing because it is informative to me and my readers. I have previously researched about this topic, but I would like to perform more in-depth, quality, college-level research and learn more about the complete situation. I feel that this will be a challenge and I will learn a wealth of information.
Also, there is a wealth of information for and against the Japanese-American internment. Therefore, I can do an in-depth research of the topic using many kinds of sources, and draw logical conclusions as well as fulfill the requirements satisfactorily for this course.
The documentation system I have chosen is Chicago-Humanities. I have never used this system, and so I look forward to learning and applying this style.
Nancy Zens was not particular as to which system to use. Leading Research Question and Hypothesis A. The leading research Question that I propose to pursue is: Was it the correct solution to the problem? My working hypothesis I propose is that the Japanese-American internment during World War II was a result of bad decisions based upon prejudices and was a major mistake for the United States - it accomplished nothing.
What do I need to find out through research? Why did the internment happen?Final Research Proposal Chapter One.
It explains on the population, sample and sample selection, data gathering instrument, data collection method as well as the data analysis process. It is hoped that this chapter has provided a clearer picture on the tabulated data.
Email This BlogThis! The data might be derived from questionnaires-based, surveys, from observation or from secondary sources, such as sales data (Veal, ).. 3 Proposed Research Method Based on the research methods identified above, the next step should be focus on the choosing of research methods to apply in the research.
Guidelines on writing a research proposal by Matthew McGranaghan This is a work in progress, intended to organize my thoughts on the process of formulating a proposal. Final Paper: Research Proposal Review the Example Research Proposal provided in the course materials.
Design a research study on the topic of the study selected in Week One and critiqued in Week Three. Your design should seek to resolve the limitations you identified in the study you critiqued.
Your paper must address all of the. Develop a Research Proposal. Writing the Proposal. Planning the Proposal | Writing the Methodology Section Constructing a research proposal statement will clarify your research purpose and method of investigation.
By now you have almost completed the proposal.
The final step is to reflect on your proposal. You probably are very tempted. ESP Applied Research Methods.
Final Research Proposal. Due: 3/19 by 6pm – upload a single Word or PDF file in SmartSite. The proposal data collection method is sound, including administration (15%) and instrument .