DETAILED OUTLINE OF Prosal

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Running head: APA STYLE: AN EXAMPLE OUTLINE OF A FULL RESEARCH APA Style: An Example Outline of a Full Research Paper Your Name Lewis-Clark State College (TITLE: Must be specific and concise [20 word limit]. Must include variables. Must include mention of population. Do not use jargon. ) 1
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Abstract (This is your section header centered on the page) Type your abstract here within APA abstract limits (100-250 words) For a proposal, here, you will state the purpose of your study, the population you are studied, the sample you used, and your method: qualitative or quantitative, instrument (interview, survey, questionnaire, etc.) For a complete paper you would add your summarized findings. 2
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Your title (Your title is your section header centered on the page) You will need to bring all your written communication skills to this project. You will be very careful with proper citation. You will not use direct quotes. The whole of this paper is to be in your words. Ideas and information used from other authors are to be cited. Introduction (2-3 pages) First address the problem ! State the overall area of concern (populations-at-risk for injustice or discrimination; need for more functional affiliations for individuals and groups; unethical policies/practices; lack of knowledge in the field, etc.). Arouse the reader’s interest; tell the reader what to expect in the rest of your paper. Provide brief statistics to indicate the incidence of the problem. Next, answer the questions, “ How does this problem effect social work practice and/or policy?”(Ethical research requires us to focus our efforts where need is the greatest). The potential utility of your study can be: 1) an addition to current knowledge of a problem or a vulnerable population; 2) to put social work theory to an empirical test; 3) to better understand the relationship between variables (like homelessness and housing shortage); or 4) to determine the effectiveness of a treatment method or program. Discuss how this problem area affects individuals, communities, and society as a whole (what are issues of social and economic justice). Refer to your Problem Statement Outline. Variables Conceptually define your major variables in a clear and concise manner, e.g. “child abuse” or “domestic violence”. Remember the “puzzle” exercise .
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