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Assignment 2: Week 3 Formal Proposal

Assignment Instructions:
When the proposed thesis or project involves the study of human subjects and/or animals an outside review and approval of the proposed research is required. Once your proposal is approved, you will work closely with your professor as you develop and address your topic. A formal proposal is due at the end of Week 3. By this time, you would have selected a topic and provided a proposal outline for your thesis or creative project of which must align with your core subject area.

1. Please use the Capstone Manual.  

2. The formal proposal must provide a clear and lucid description of a question, project or problem and a proposed method of answering the question, addressing the project or solving the problem. 

3. Proposal drafting is considered a learning process and helps you avoid oversights and possible mistakes; so you may send me a draft before going final. 

4. Again, guidance on the format of the proposal and a sample proposal are contained in the Capstone Manual provided.  5. The proposal should explain the question, project, or problem to be investigated and convince the professor that the question, project or problem merits investigation. It should show that you have read the relevant and recent literature on the subject and it should contain a list of materials consulted during the preliminary stages of your research or project. In general, the research proposal or project should include background information related to the research topic or project, purpose of the thesis or project, and investigatory procedures to be used. 

6. The formal proposal should not exceed five (5) pages (proposal title page not included).  

7. When the proposed thesis or project involves the study of human subjects and/or animals an Institutional Review Board review and approval of the proposed research is required. Please visithttp://www.apus.edu/community-scholars/institutional-review-board/research.htm
8. Also review your articles/sources and continue writing your 25 -page literature review due week eight. Submission Instructions:

Please note: Papers will be automatically added to and checked against the standard Turnitin repositories. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student in roughly 15 minutes of the submission. Multiple submissions are allowed.

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The formal proposal provided a clear and lucid description of a question, project or problem and a proposed method of answering the question, addressing the project or solving the problem. Basically, the proposal should explain the question, project, or problem to be investigated and convince that the question, project or problem merits investigation.

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It should show that you have read the relevant and recent literature on the subject and it should contain a list of materials consulted during the preliminary stages of your research or project. In general, the research proposal or project should include background information related to the research topic or project, purpose of the thesis or project, and investigatory procedures to be used. 

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The formal proposal should not exceed five (5) pages (proposal title page not included). Turnitin will be used to assess originality report and supports attachments only—submit the paper as an attachment with less than 15%originality.

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Reference:

  • Incorporate all this sections references into one comprehensive list and should be in APA 6th Edition format.
  • If you had a citation in the body of your work you must have the appropriate reference in the reference section.
  • You will be strictly held to the APA standards. Proper citations, in format and use as well as proper references must be implemented.

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Grammatical, spelling or punctuation—the writing is grammatically correct, clear and concise.  The response is well formulated and easy to read and understand.  Correct terminology was used when needed.

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Total

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