Is response to intervention ready for implementation in special education?
The research proposal will allow students to practice implementing principles gained from assigned readings, article critiques, and group discussions. Students will select a topic of interest from an educational or social sciences field. Students will need to adhere to APA format in organizing the proposal.
1. APA Title page
2. Introduction (approx. 2 pages)
a) Identify the problem and describe its importance or consequences in today’s education system
b) Describe the purpose of the study and its significance
c) Clearly articulate the research question(s)
3. Literature Review (approx. 1 pages)
a) A brief but adequate review of literature that provides background to the problem or concern you are addressing. This could include: history, current understanding, causal factors, theories that potentially explain or predict the problems, and/or rationales for new research.
4. Method (approx. 1 pages)
a) Setting (describe the educational/social sciences environment)
b) Participants (describe the subjects that will be used in the study)
c) Collaborators (describe the nature of the collaboration and the collaborator’s role)
d) Materials/Instruments that will be used to measure variables(describe surveys, tests, and/or interview instruments)
e) Research questions will be tested)
5. Proposed Data Analysis (approx. 1 page)
a) Briefly describe methods that will be used to analyze your data (e.g. t-test to compare means, identify themes and patterns)
6. APA Reference Page(s)