PSAD 410 Assignment 3

Below are the first two assignments. The last assignment needs to be based on the first and the second assignment 




PSAD 410

Assignment 3


Here is where you will submit your final research proposal that is designed to answer the research question that you propose.

Directions: For this assignment do the following:

  • Provide an introduction that includes an explanation of how the topic is important to public safety, how your proposed research provides a new insight into the subject and briefly describe two policy implications that could result from your research if it were done.
  • Provide a paragraph that clearly states your specific research question that will be scientifically answered by the research process you will describe.
  • Briefly explain the background knowledge of the topic as described in your literature reviews.

 The above items can be copied from Assignments #1 and #2 as long as the information flows clearly and concisely.  Section headings for each bullet point throughout the paper are strongly recommended.

  • Discuss the type, amount and source of all of the data needed to reach a conclusion about your topic and question.
  • Discuss what research method(s) you would use to collect data to conduct research on your topic.
  • Discuss the sampling technique(s) you would use to obtain your data.
    • Discuss your plan in depth.
    • Detail the barriers or limitations to your research plan
  • Discuss the method(s) you would use to analyze the data that you would collect.  This should detail how and why each method of analysis is scientifically valid.
  • Provide a conclusion that explains how the research you designed will answer your proposed question and why the answers would be valid in a peer review process.  You will not fabricate data or actually do the data collection.


Format  Requirements:

Use clear paragraphs in flowing prose.  Proposed charts, tables or bullet points can be embedded to add clarity to your data or process.

APA format must be used (this includes a cover page and a reference page).  There is no maximum or minimum page requirement.  Each bullet topic above must be addressed.

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