Assignment 2: LASA: Research Proposal PTSD PTSD PTSD

Assignment 2: LASA: Research Proposal PTSD PTSD PTSD

Submit your final research paper to the M5 Assignment 2 LASA Dropbox by Wednesday, October 4, 2017. It should include a cover page, an abstract, an introduction, a literature review, a methodology, and a reference page.

Your final paper should be double-spaced, 8–10 pages in length, and properly edited.

Please use the following outline:

  • Introduction (2–3 pages)
  • Introduction (including the       statement of the problem)
  • Purpose of the study
  • Research question and       hypotheses
  • Theoretical framework
  • Operational definitions
  • Literature review (3 pages)
  • Introduction
  • Review of research topic (as       covered by the literature)
  • Conclusion
  • Methodology (3–4 pages)
  • Introduction
  • Research design
  • Participants
  • Instruments
  • Procedures
  • Data analysis
  • Limitations of the study       (i.e., threats to validity)
  • Ethical issues
  • Dissemination strategy
  • Summary
  • Reference page

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Submission Details:

  • By Wednesday, October      4, 2017, save your document as M5_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit      it to the M5 Assignment 2 LASA Dropbox.

This LASA is worth 300 points and will be graded according to the following rubric.

 

Assignment Component

Proficient

Maximum Points Possible

 

Articulate the problem   to be researched, purpose of the study, the research question and hypotheses   in operational terms aligned with the theoretical framework of the research.

States the research   question in operational terms that make the question measurable, but neglects   to articulate the primary hypothesis and the null hypothesis in operational   terms or the relationship between them.
Addresses the importance of the research with limited examples of appropriate   scholarly support.
Mentions the theoretical but only superficially developed.

40

 

Presents a   comprehensive literature review in support of the proposed research question.

Presents and defines   the research design.
Presents limited scholarly research to support the selected research design.

40

 

Identify and define   all relevant variables (e.g., participants).
Present procedures for obtaining informed consent.

States most   appropriate variables with the appropriate statistical research questions for   each variable.
Provides a general description of informed consent.

40

 

Present a systematic   description of the methodology to be used in the proposed research.

States the type of   data being collected.
Partially defines how that data would be collected.
Addresses some limitations, but neglected others.

40

 

Identify and discuss   the assessment instruments to be administered and rationale. Present the   empirical support for the assessments you have suggested.

Stated tests or   assessment procedures proposed to address forensic issues are accurate based   on the information provided in the vignette and empirically supported, but   underdeveloped.
Accurate but incomplete description of how these tests would be used.
Vague reference to cultural and forensic issues that may affect evaluation.
Anticipated conclusions have some inconsistencies with the information   provided in the vignette or the forensic assessments described.

40

 

Identify the potential   ethical issues that might affect the proposed research. Propose a resolution   plan for these issues

Responses either do   not articulate respect for the rights of others or neglect aspects of his/her   professional code of ethics (ACA/APA) and local state law.
States a few relevant ethical codes, general information about applicable   laws and regulations, general times when he/she would seek consultation, and   reasonable courses of action.

36

 

Academic Writing

 

Writing is generally   clear and in an organized manner. It demonstrates ethical scholarship in   accurate representation and attribution of sources; and generally displays   accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation. Errors are few, isolated, and do not   interfere with reader’s comprehension.
Citations in text and at the end of the document are in correct APA format.

Writing is generally   clear and in an organized manner. It demonstrates ethical scholarship in   accurate representation and attribution of sources; and generally displays   accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation. Errors are few, isolated, and do not   interfere with reader’s comprehension.
Citations in text and at the end of the document are in correct APA format.

 
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