Assignment 1: Research Plan Outline Select a current issue in the educational industry and / or within your work environment as the topic for your research proposal. In this first assignment, you will be creating a research proposal outline about the topic you have chosen. Possible topical area ideas are: Children and Families, Education and the Arts, Health and Health Care, Population and Aging, Science and Technology, etc. (see “Educational Research Websites” under the Supplemental Resources of this Course Guide for research topic ideas to help you decide on a current issue). Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in an outline format in which you: Provide a definition of the topic you plan to research, and explain how the topic is relevant and to education and / or your work environment. Develop a directional and null hypothesis for your topic. Outline the literature review headings and subheadings for your research. Determine the sample and sampling techniques you would use, and provide a rationale for your choices. Analyze and differentiate your accessible and target population. Indicate how each population is affected by your research topic. Identify the measurement instruments that you would propose to use in your research with validity and reliability information. Annotate at least five (5) peer-reviewed references. See Strayer University’s Learning Resource Center’s “APA Guidelines / Writing an Annotated Bibliography” section found on your Blackboard homepage for formatting instructions. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Demonstrate how peer-reviewed literature is utilized in educational research. Determine the appropriateness of peer-reviewed literature for specific research topics. Critically evaluate research findings for validity. Use technology and information resources to research issues in educational research methods. Write clearly and concisely about educational research using correct grammar and mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.
A lot of research has been conducted in the field of education and arts. However, little can be said on what has been done to make the delivery of the message in the classroom better and the delivered message more useful in the outside world. As such, in the course of my research, I shall be out to prove that the current education system and the curriculum offered still leaves a lot to be desired and there is a need for…………………..
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