Instructions: Please type your responses in the text boxes provided.Title of Research Proposal:

Instructions: Please type your responses in the text boxes provided.

Title of Research Proposal: The impact of stress on overall GPA

1.Literature Review (this information will be included in the Introduction section of your final proposal paper).

a.Importance of topic: Why is this topic important or interesting?

b.Summary of research: List each source you will cite in your formal proposal.  Provide a brief (1-2 sentence) summary of each source.

c.State your hypothesis:

d.Provide operational definitions for all key terms in your hypothesis:

2.Method (this section explains the details of your proposed experiment).

a.Identify your independent variable:

b.Identify your dependent variable:

c.How will you select your participants?

d.How will you randomly assign participants to groups?

e.Define the experimental group:

f.Define the control group:

g.How will you measure your dependent variable?

h.How will you obtain informed consent?

3.Results (this section discusses the numbers/variables you will compare).

a.What is your predicted outcome?

4.Discussion (this section further explores your predicted outcome).

a.Briefly discuss any ethical concerns you have regarding your proposal:

b.Briefly discuss any potential confounding variables: