This section introduces the reader to the context and background of your proposed study. It should be very brief (one or two well developed paragraphs), but it should prepare your reader for the statement of the problem in the next section. Be sure to include citations to appropriate scholarly literature to support any factual, conceptual, or theoretical statements that you make.
Statement of the Problem
This section contains two or three well developed paragraphs, and must utilize prior research and extant scholarly literature to logically establish a need, a problem of practice, or a gap in scholarly knowledge that the proposed study will satisfy. Note that this section is simply designed to establish that there is a relevant problem space for your proposed study. It does not need to describe that problem space in enough detail to justify the specifics of your proposed design. The next section will accomplish that purpose.
Conceptual Framework / Background of the Problem
This section defines the problem space and surrounding theory in enough detail to guide the reader directly to the research questions that you intend to ask. If there are specific variables that you intend to measure and analyze, specific instruments that you intend to use, or specific relationships that you intend to test, then this section should provide enough background on each that the reader will think they are reasonable to include. This section will be from one to two pages long. Note that this section will likely be much longer than two pages in your actual dissertation, so choose carefully which content to include and be brief. End this section so that the reader is ready for your statement of purpose next.
Purpose of the Study
This section will begin with a statement of purpose in a sentence like, “The purpose of the present study is to understand/analyze/evaluate/determine . . .” After the statement of purpose, goes on to describe the population studied (i.e., that to which the study intends to generalize), the variables and relationships being examined, and briefly describes the design of the study. When describing variables, you should include phrases such as, “The present study will examine as measured by and its relationship to .” This paper will not include an Operational Definitions section, so be sure to provide enough specific detail that your reader has a clear enough understanding of how your variables are measured without referring to a definition. Note that citations should not be necessary in this section (unless you name a specific existing instrument, and should then include a citation to its source), as you should have already provided all of the necessary background and justification in the previous sections. This section may be no more than one full page.
This section will contain a numbered list of quantitative research questions (preferably written as yes/no questions). Under most circumstances, this section would also include your null and alternate hypotheses, however this paper will not include them. This section should contain no more than four research questions.
Significance of the Study
This section should include one brief paragraph which describes the contribution that the findings of the present study will make to the problem previously identified and/or to generalizable knowledge in this area of study.
APA 6th edition
3 long pages without cover page and references pages
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