Write a qualitative research
pre-proposal paper on the study "How does growing up as an adolescent in a
violent environment makes you become cruel to animals?. The content of the
pre-proposal should be as follows:
1. Pre-Proposal -
Background/Context. Develop few paragraphs providing sufficient background to
describe the background and context in which the problem, condition, or
phenomenon is occurring.
The Problem, Issue, or Phenomenon of Interest - Describe briefly but
sufficiently so a reader unfamiliar with the problem understands the problem.
Apply practical research or applied research aimed at practical or
practice-related problems. The problem often reflects a gap in the knowledge
base or a need in practice typically made in the form of a recommendation for
further research from another researcher. Briefly document the gap to
demonstrate that the problem and the need for research have arisen from your
review of the literature. Identify the researchers, scholar-practitioners who
have the gap or need or have called for further research addressing the problem.
If you cannot find recommendations for further research, be sure to connect the
problem to the related literature. NOTE: Identify the specific human service
practitioner group the study will target and the practice problem occurring for
those practitioners. My specialization is Criminal Justice.
2. The Problem Statement - Provide a single sentence researchable problem
statement that describes a gap in the knowledge base or needed action (such as
the development of a new intervention) to which your purpose statement and
research question completely align.
3. The Purpose Statement - Provide a single sentence purpose statement that
aligns with the problem statement and research question. For instance, The
purpose of the proposed research study is to......in order to......(accomplish
4. Research Question - what is the central research question that will drive
this study? If you are having additional questions, remember that in qualitative
research, the problem statement, purpose statement, and primary research
question should be nearly identical in wording and contain the same essence.
5. Rational, Relevance, and Significance - Treat each separately by addressing
Why is the proposed research study needed? Be clear and specific.
Describe how the proposed study is responding to a practitioner problem for
which the need and justification is supported by the literature (research and
theory)? How is the need and justification for the proposed study supported by
the literature (research and theory)? Who is calling for this proposed research?
What is the relevance of your proposed research study to your specialization
(criminal justice) in Capella? What is the potential value of your findings to
practitioners and scholars within your specialization? What is the potential
value of the research findings to the scientific community in general?
6. Theoretical or Conceptual Framework - Briefly describe the theoretical
framework that supports your study. What is the theoretical basis for your
proposed study? What theories and related research seem to best explain your
research problem? Discuss the concepts, assumptions, and generalization or
theoretical expectations, and other related information, that make up the
framework supporting your study.
7. Research Design - consider and identify the appropriate potential research
design to research the problem for solution or answers. For instance, case study
(what type? -descriptive, interpretive, explanatory, exploratory or evaluation).
What is your rationale for selecting this type? Interviews, used to clarify, and
verify observations and artifacts. What exactly will be observed and for how
long, and how will observation take place? what artifacts will be collected and
analyzed? For what reason?