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Thesis Proposal: Please use the Turabian author-date style in-text citation only. See attached research proposal paper.
FYI: There are two types of Turabian citation. Use only in text citation and the bibliography is author date style. Date is after the name. Not at the end.
Example: Reference List. Provide complete citations in proper Turabian format for the resources you have cited. Remember to hang indent.
Cohen, Jared A. 2006. One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide. United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Assignment Instructions
This assignment requires you to write a proposal that states your research question and your research strategy for addressing it. Proposal will be 5 pages in length plus the cover sheet.
Cover Sheet (standard for any academic assignment)
I. Introduction. This section provides background about the particular research topic, providing context for the reader and discussing why this topic presents a research �puzzle�.
II. Statement of the Problem. This section lays out the specific problem which leads the researcher to pose research questions and, in particular, one focused question that will be the cornerstone of the project. In this section, the writer will also include the points from his purpose statement stating how he proposes to address the question.
III. Literature Review. This section provides a preliminary analysis of the other authors that have written on your research topic. It provides a broad overview of the primary arguments related to the topic and organizes the general views on the main aspects of the topic by theme, which could be the prevailing arguments or schools of thought, or commonly held beliefs that your particular topic may challenge. There should be at least 4-6 representative resources to analyze for this abbreviated review.
IV. Theoretical Framework. This section introduces the theories or models to be used in the study. If you have developed or located a model that you intend to use in the study, provide a clear explanation or diagram of it. Then provide your working hypothesis and the variables you intend to analyze.
V. Research Design. In this section, you will describe your research strategy to test the hypothesis and analyze the variable. If you are using data, describe how you will operationalize and collect data on your variables, and the analytic methods that you will use, noting potential biases and limitations to your research approach. You must also turn in IRB paperwork if you plan to do human research. If you do not turn in properly completed IRB paperwork, you cannot do human research!!!!!!

Reference List. Provide complete citations in proper Turabian format for the resources you have cited. Remember to hang indent.
Please see the attached research proposal rubric.docx.
Please use the Turabian author-date style in-text citation only.

Thesis Proposal

A formal proposal shall be prepared in accordance with the standards of the academic discipline. The formal proposal must provide a clear and lucid description of a question or problem and a proposed method of answering the question or solving the problem. The instructor must approve the proposal before students move on to the next stage of the process.

The proposal should explain the question or problem to be investigated and convince the thesis instructor that the question or problem merits investigation. It should show that the student has read the relevant and recent literature on the subject and it should contain a list of academically appropriate resources consulted during the preliminary stages of research.

In general, the thesis proposal should include background information related to the research topic, purpose of the research, methodology, and analytic procedures to be used. Proposal drafting is considered a learning process and helps students avoid oversights and possible mistakes. The formal proposal should not exceed five (5) pages (proposal title page not included). Length: 5 pp.

Required Course Textbooks

Bui, Yvonne N. 2014. How to Write a Master�s Thesis, 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Sage.

Salda�a, Johnny. 2016. The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, 3rd ed. Los Angeles: Sage.

Turabian, Kate L. 2013. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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