A research question and methodology needed to address it: Begin your paper by clearly identifying both the research question and hypothesis that your proposal will address as well as the research methodology you plan to (hypothetically) use. If your plan is for qualitative work, research questions are sufficient. Please operationalize the variables and provide a brief explanation as to the method of research that will be employed and a brief rationale for your choice.
The research question’s relevance: Include a description of why this topic is important to research in the context of current literature on the topic. Provide scholarly information that supports your view.
Theories underscoring the area of research: Describe the specific psychological theory or theories related to the chosen topic that are best suited to form the foundation for the proposed research. Be sure to identify how this theory pertains to the proposed research.
A literature review of the 4–8 related articles you identified for this assessment. Consider how these articles inform the research questions you posed, include a discussion of some of the research methodologies employed, and identify any limitations of the studies (for example, small sample size, focusing on one age group only) and gaps in the research.
Be sure to include a concluding paragraph for your literature review.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Your paper should be formatted according to APA (6th ed.) style and formatting.
Length: A typical response will be 6–8 typed and double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.