Public Administration or Public Policy
Instructions are very specific and very detailed!!! Please pay close attention!! Please see instructions below.
Since you have now explored and had experience with all of the parts of a research proposal, it is now time for you pull all of this all together and write a brief proposal in an area you are interested in. The more practice you have at writing scholarly papers the better you get.
In addition, you will be asked to reflect over the course and report how the course made an impact on you both personally and professionally.
Assignment 12 Signature Assignment
Develop Research Proposal
Using all of the sources you have utilized in the course, write a brief research proposal in an area that interests you. This could easily become your dissertation topic in the future. Make sure that you select a topic that would make a contribution to the academic field in some capacity. Provide background information demonstrating your selected topic is one where there is minimal information and needs further exploration.
Provide information on how you would go about conducting your study. This should include information on: (a) what data you need to collect, (b) the method you will use to collect your data (e.g., survey, interview, historical), and (c) what you intend to do with the data (e.g. run any particular type of test? analyze the content?).
Guidelines for the proposal
1. Use APA formatting to the best of your ability at this time (title page, abstract, text, reference list).
2. Use APA formatting for headings in the paper
b. Literature Review (Background information and support from supportive sources)
c. Research problem (What are you examining?)
d. Methodology (What data are you collecting? How are you collecting the data?, What will you do with the data once you obtain it?
e. Conclusion (What do you anticipate?)
3. Have a minimum of 12 academic resources (peer-reviewed journals, academic websites, and books). Keep in mind that Wikipedia is not considered an academic resource.
4. Include a references page with good use of APA citations.
5. Use appropriate in-text APA citations within the proposal.
Length of proposal: 5-7 pages, double spaced (NOT including reference pages)
Your writing should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are required for the assignment. Responses should reflect scholarly-level writing standards and have no spelling, grammar, or syntax errors.
Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen.
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 10, 11
Analyze scholarly writing and research.
Apply APA formatting to scholarly papers and references.
Evaluate and utilize library databases and other web resources for resources in scholarly research.
Create a proposal for research to add to the body or work relative to conceptual and theoretical frameworks.