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Defining Your Research Question (Week 2)
Provide your idea for the research assignment. Think of a problem or dilemma of child or adolescent development. Pick something that interests you. It can relate to parenting, environmental issues, or social issues.
- Give a statement of the problem or dilemma.
Conducting a Literature Review (Week 4)
- Find five peer-reviewed articles that provide a research base for your research topic.
- Write a brief summary of each article using the Purdue OWL Literature Review section of the APA Sample Paper.
- Create a References page using the examples and instructions provided in the Purdue OWL guide to APA style.
Describing the Problem (Week 5)
Create a 1-page document that provides a problem statement for your research project. Include the following:
- a statement of the problem being researched;
- a summary of the problem based on your review of the literature;
- and some possible outcomes/answers to the problem.
Conclusions (Week 7--due with final paper)
- Restate your problem statement with a brief summary of the literature review.
- What was the outcome/answer to the problem that you discovered in your research?
- How will your research help educators/parents? How will you use this data?
Final Research Project: Putting It All Together (Week 7)
Your final project should include the following:
- Title Page (State the problem, not your research question)
- Statement of the Problem
- Literature Review