all sources must be empirical/ peer-reviewed
-Abstract: The abstract is a summary of your proposal. An effective summary states the problem addressed, identifies the solution, and specifies the objectives and methods of the project. The abstract should be no more than 100 words.
-Introduction (1-1/2 page): The introduction to your paper should explain your research so that a person who has never taken research methods can understand your paper. You should explain the problem you are addressing, the purpose of your research, and why the research is important (i.e. how will you address the problem).
-Literature Review (3-4 pages): The literature explains to the reader research already conducted in your area. The literature review should be selective and critical. Discussions of work done by others should, therefore, lead the reader to a clear impression of how you will be building upon what has already been done and how your work differs from theirs.
-Theoretical Framework (1-2 pages): Explain what theory/theories you will use in your study.
-Methods (3-5 pages): This section is the heart of the proposal and should be detailed and specific. Begin this section with a discussion of your research questions and hypotheses. Then you will outline your sampling method, data collection methods, and data analysis method. Be sure to explain how your data and methods will address the research questions.
-Ethical Considerations (1/2-1 page): What ethical issues will you need to be aware of and how you will address these issues during your research.
-Limitations (1/2-1 page): This section explains the aspects of your study that threaten the validity and reliability of your expected results. You must outline the potential areas where your proposal is lacking and address the ways you will attempt
to safeguard against limitations.
-Discussion and Conclusion (1/2 – 1 page): Provide a concluding discussion and summary of your study with remarks that further justify the need for the research.
-List of References: (minimum of ten sources): The reference page must be in APA format