Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, it is suggested you review all formerly assigned chapters from Practical Research: Planning and Design and
the Comparative Approaches to Program Planning text, along with any selected peer-reviewed, scholarly, and credible sources that you have located through
the past several weeks to help support your Research Proposal Project.
Building off the research problem identified in Week 1, you will design a hypothetical Research Proposal Project. The research proposal will be based on the
problem identified at a human/social service organization. The organization selected can be one in which you are currently employed, an agency that they
have interest in, or where they intend to someday seek employment. The Research Proposal Project reflects the measures required in submitting proposals
“in house” within an organization where the evaluation of programs, modification of programs, and/or development of programs is part of your job
descriiption or to a grant-awarding agency. Examples of grant-awarding agencies include: Corporation for National and Community Service, Department of
Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, Housing and Community Facilities Programs, Homeland Security, Special Delinquency Prevention
Program, and Centers for Disease Control Prevention.
Your Research Proposal Project draft will be broken down into the following sections and sub-sections:
Introduction and Background
Statement of the problem
Significance of the problem
Ethical Considerations and Concerns
In your paper,
Select an existing or hypothetical Human Services organization/agency program.
Compile a proposal that develops, evaluates, or modifies the hypothetical implementation of this change in a real-world setting.
Describe in detail the process for determining the need for the new program, the evaluation, or the modification of this program.
Explain the proposed solution to the problem, gap, or need for this hypothetical proposal.
Select a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods design for the proposal.
Explain in detail as to why this methodology and design is most appropriate for the proposed change (i.e., develop, evaluate, or modify a program).
Create a hypothetical research proposal to a grant funding organization or an organization where the evaluation of programs is part of your job descriiption.
Address the problem that was identified including the evidence that supports this problem.
The Research Proposal Project Draft
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external
site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should be between title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to
the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least eight scholarly, peer-reviewed, and credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have
questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the
appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this UAGC Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which
introduces the university library and the research process, and provides some library search tips