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Directions below: Part I is attached

typed in APA Style, Please use 12 point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins all around. Use the lettered headings in the outline below as headings for your paper. Provide references (citations in text) throughout, as appropriate per the current APA style manual. Please include a “Cover Page” and “ References” page for each paper. Use the same title and running head for both papers.

Content requirements are provided below. Please address the items below in the narrative of your papers in paragraph style. Do not use a bulleted format and do not state then answer the questions. The outline is intended to guide you in what to include in each section. However, the paper is written in a narrative style.

Paper II should include


(Total 6 pages not including Cover Page, Table of Contents, Abstract, References, Appendices)

Cover page for Paper II with same title and running head as Paper I

Table of Contents for Paper II

Abstract of Paper I (1-2 paragraphs)

III. Method
A. Variable Specification

  • State the independent and dependent variables for your study. Please limit yourself to one of each to keep things simple.
  • Provide conceptual (nominal) definitions for each. Briefly discuss how these variables fit with the human behavior theory you selected to conceptualize your study.
  • State how will you measure the independent and dependent variables (operational definitions). Describe each measure to be used. Provide information on reliability and validity if applicable. Comment on the strengths and limitations of using each measure with your intended sample. What are the diversity considerations, if any, related to sampling?
  • State the demographic data will you collect on your participants.

B. Design Specification State the specific study design you propose to use to answer your research question (i.e. true experimental, cohort, pre-post one group, etc.) It is not sufficient to only indicate longitudinal or cross sectional. State a specific design and provide a full explanation as to why you selected it and why you rejected other possible designs (i.e., why this is the best design for your situation based on research methods available and feasibility for the study within the context it would occur).

C. Participants/Sampling

  • Describe the desired demographic characteristics of the participants of your study.
  • State how many participants you propose to include in the study and justify your number.
  • Describe how you would recruit and select participants. How would you identify people who would participate? If you plan to use a random sample, how would you obtain a sampling frame? What procedures would you use to select potential participants from the sampling frame? How would you solicit potential participants? Where would you “find” them?

D. Protecting Participants from Harm

  • What level of risk does this study represent for participants (low, medium, high)? State how you would protect the privacy of the participants and otherwise protect them from being harmed in the conduct of your study. Where will you store data collected and signed consent forms? How will you prevent signed consent forms and other identifying information from being associated with individual participants when storing the data?
  • Describe the procedures you would use for ensuring informed consent from potential participants for the study. Provide a consent form that you construct for the study in the appendix of this paper.
  • What issues related to diversity need to be considered in the design of this study?

E. Data Collection and Analysis

  • Describe the procedures you will use to collect the data. For example, will you use face to face or web based surveys/questionnaires, observation guides, interview schedules, focus groups, etc.? Address any special circumstances necessary.
  • Describe how you will process the data to prepare it for analysis.
  • Make a mock table that shows how you would display your sample characteristics (i.e., demographic data on your sample)
  • Restate the research question from the literature review section and describe how you will analyze the data to answer it (i.e., what statistics will you use to answer the research question/address the hypothesis.) Indicate why you selected the statistics that you did based on the level of measurement of the data collected and the purpose of your research question.


1. Formatted data collection instrument with directions for participants
2. Formatted consent form

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