Influence of Parenting Styles on Children’s Behavior

RESEARCH PROPOSAL

PSYC 2301L: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology Lab

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Fall 2020

 

The research proposal must be submitted via Turnitin by 11:59:00 P.M. on December 4th Friday, 2020. Late submission will not be accepted.

 

You will write a paper in which you propose a research study on the topic you selected earlier this semester (for most students, this will be the topic from the Topic Proposal assignment). The purpose of this assignment is for you to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in Research Methods lab to create a quality research proposal in APA style. You will not actually be collecting data or conducting an experiment – the paper should be written such that you describe how you would conduct a study if you had the opportunity. Your research proposal should include the following sections (each section will be discussed in class and is discussed in greater detail in the lab manual posted on Blackboard):

 

· Title Page

· Abstract

· Introduction

· Method

· Discussion

· References

 

The entire paper should be 11 – 14 pages (not including bibliography, title page, and abstract). The current format for it is double-spaced and in Times New Romans, with 12-pt font and 1-inch margins. Please refer to Sections 1 and 3 of your lab manual for guidelines on writing each section of an APA-style paper. Keep in mind that some sections have required subsections. For example, the Method section should include four subsections: Participants, Design, Procedure, and Measures.

 

This research proposal is worth 50 points (this is one-half of your grade in the lab portion of the class). Please see the Research Proposal Grading Criteria table on the next page for specific information about how each research proposal will be graded.

 

Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any additional questions about the assignment.

 

Topic Proposal: This is the topic I chose. If you do not want to write about this topic that is fine. You can pick another, but I will need to approve it.

1. What topic would you like to research for your research proposal? What key words have you used to start reviewing the research in this topic area? (3 point)

Research topic: Influence of Parenting Styles on Children’s Behavior

Key words: Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive, Uninvolved, Neglect, Influence, Parenting styles, Obedient, Disobedient, Rebellious, Delinquent, Problematic, Behavior, Self-disciplined, Physical, Emotional

2. What is your specific hypothesis? (2 points)

If parents use authoritative parenting style, then they will raise self-disciplined children, because it places a strong emphasis on both physical and emotional being.

3. What will be your independent variable? Dependent variable? (2 points)

Independent variable: Parenting style

Dependent variable: Children

4. What have researchers already discovered that relates to this topic? (3 points)

Diane Baumrind 1966- Proposed system for classifying parents. Focus was on parents attempt to controlling their children. Authoritative parenting style was defined by Diane Baumrind.

 

(See grading criteria on next page)

 

Criteria

 

Your Points

 

Possible Points

 

Title Page and General Formatting

 

Title, name, and institution

Running head (all pages)

Page numbers (all pages)

Correct APA formatting

 

 

 

 

5

 

Abstract

 

No longer than one page

Provides overview of research topic, participants, hypotheses, and conclusions

Correct APA formatting

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Introduction

 

Explains the general problem/topic

Writes a clear, helpful, accurate literature review

Explains the proposed study

Provides specific hypothesis

Uses clear and precise writing style

Correct APA formatting

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Method

 

Subsections: Participants, Design, Procedure, Measures

Provides clear, detailed explanation of method

Correct APA formatting

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Discussion

 

Restates hypothesis

Discusses potential limitations of the study

Discusses potential implications of the study

Suggests future directions for research

Correct APA formatting

 

 

 

 

10

 

References

 

References (section title centered on first line)

Hanging indentions

Alphabetical order

Use of at least 10 peer-reviewed sources

Correct APA formatting for each reference

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

TOTAL POINTS

 

 

 

50

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