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erik's amended outline for research prospectus

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Research Prospectus Assignment Outline I. Introduction A. Opening paragraph B. Brief explanation of Variable 1 C. Brief explanation of Variable 2 D. Statement of research significance E. Purpose statement and organizational paragraph II. Review of Literature (Please note: you may have more variables than this). A. Variable 1 1. Definitions and related terms (conceptual and operational) 2. Older approaches to the study of Variable 1 3. Contemporary approaches to the study of Variable 1 B. Variable 2 1. Definitions and related terms (conceptual and operational) 2. Older approaches to the study of Variable 2 3. Contemporary approaches to the study of Variable 2 C. Relationships between Variable 1 and Variable 2 1. Explanation of key study findings a. Cluster 1 b. Cluster 2 c. (…) 2. Limitations of existing studies or somehow point to need for new
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Unformatted text preview: investigation D. Rationale 1. Overview of theory or argument that addresses the relationship between Variable 1 and Variable 2 (unless you have addressed the theory in the section above). Note: some of you may not have a theory at this point! 2. Interpretation of findings from the theoretical perspective (build from and reinterpret items covered in point II.C. [above]) 3. Explanation of how the new argument or theoretical view deals with limitations of existing studies 4. Hypothesis or Research Question: Formally state these as predictions of differences across categories or as statements of expected relationships, or identify exploratory research questions...
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