The instructions for the assignment are below. This will be a rough draft for a research proposal strictly for learning purposes. This will not be submitted to anyone other than the class professor for grading. The proposal needs to be about LESS THAN LETHAL FORCE USED BY POLICE. I have included three peer reviewed sources to use for the assignment. If you use any additional sources, please make sure they are peer reviewed.
Submit your First Draft by no later than Sunday of week 5. Late submissions of this assignment will not be accepted.
Each student will be required to complete the term project, which is a research proposal written in an APA Style. The project should have at least 1000-words of substance not counting the cover and reference page. Please include a Cover Page, an abstract and a list of references. The research proposal you write in this course will NOT be sent to the IRB for approval. This is because you will not be conducting actual research for the purposes of this class. You will however gain an insight as to how to write a research proposal.
Each student will be required to complete a research proposal, as the term project. The research proposal will include the following:
• Title page
• Abstract (100-120 words)
• Hypothesis/Problem Statement/Purpose Statement
• Literature Review and Definitions included in research
• Research methods/design
• Appendices – as needed (annotated bibliography, example consent form, example survey if used)
The research proposal (Term Project) must be in a Word Document (.doc) uploaded to the student’s folder through the assignment section. Students will be required to use at least five scholarly references in their work.
Students are required to follow APA Style guidelines.
Please make sure that you are using the course-writing rubric to use as a checklist so that you write a solid paper.
Students must use a topic, which was approved by the instructor or their research proposal.
Do not include quotes in your work. The student needs to display good critical thinking skills and not a string of quotes written by published authors. Your proposal is what is needed for a successful research project to be conducted in the future.