In at least 75 words, answer question 1 and 2 citing a reference for each.

Book: Read Appendix B in Real Research: Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use.

1. One of the purposes of writing a research proposal is often to get funding (a research grant) to conduct the research. What might be some additional purposes? Are there any reasons to do a research proposal if you are not going to be applying for a grant? Explain your answer.

2. In the assigned readings for this topic, there are many reasons listed for why a research proposal might be declined. One such reason is because the writer failed to provide the proper context for the research question. Explain what you think this means. Provide a few ways the writer can avoid making the mistakes listed in the “How to Write a Research Proposal” article by Wong from International Network on Personal Meaning website.

Part 2

400Research Proposal Outline

Complete the sections below as directed, citing scholarly sources where needed.

Assignment Directions:

Use this outline below to complete this assignment. Fill in the missing portions needed to write a research proposal based on your research question and selected type of research:

Write your research question here:
Type of Research:

After reviewing the five types of research presented in this course, describe the type of research (method) you would use for your study. Why did you decide on using this type of research? (50-75 words) (You will be summarizing this aspect in Part III below but in this section, explain why you plan to use this method. Why did you reject the other possible methods?)

I. Title: Social Problem/Issue

Describe the social problem/issue.

II. Introduction:

List the sections that will be included in your introduction:(Note: The literature review is not a section of your introduction in this assignment. Also, there is no determined number of sections in the introduction, but use the list provided below as needed)




III. Literature Review: Explain the results of your exploration of what has already been studied and what gaps exist in the research that has already been done about the problem or issue you have identified.

IV. Methods: Description of research method(s) you plan to use for your proposed research.

V. Data Analysis: Include any specific hypotheses you plan to test, what variables you will measure, and how you will measure them. If you are going to use any statistical tests, which ones do you plan to use and what software will this require?

VI. Implications: Why is this research important? Will it be used to change some policies, or to improve some social condition? Will it give us a better basic understanding of some type of human behavior?

VII. Timeline: This section includes planned dates for the research, especially the data collection and analysis.


VIII. Budget: What is it going to cost to carry out this research proposal and where will you get the funds to do this?