Assignment: Introduction to Research Proposals
For this Assignment, the case studies entitled “Social Work Research: Couple Counseling” Consider how you might select among the issues presented to formulate a research proposal.
Be sure to consult the outline in Chapter 14 the Yegidis et al. text for content suggestions for the sections of a research proposal. As you review existing research studies, notice how the authors identify a problem, focus the research question, and summarize relevant literature. These can provide you with a model for your research proposal.
Include all of the main sections of a Research report:
Review of Literature
Statement of Research Questions and Hypotheses
Recommendations for Future Research, Implications for Social Work
References and Appendices
Submit a 5- to 6-page research proposal
· A Research Proposal stating both a research problem and a broad research question (may be either qualitative or quantitative).
· Use a minimum of 8 of the most relevant literature resources to support the need for the study, define concepts, and define variables relevant to the question.
· Include a literature review explaining what previous research has found in relation to your problem and question.
o The literature review should also include a description of methods used by previous researchers.
· Finally, be sure to explain how your proposed study addresses a gap in existing knowledge.
Proper English with no run-on sentences is an absolute requirement!