Identify the steps in developing a research proposal.

Research Problem Proposal

Throughout this course, you will identify the steps in developing a research proposal. You will not be conducting the research or writing a full proposal; however, you will become familiar with the research process itself.

Many steps comprise the research process, but the first step is to determine a topic. You can find a topic through personal or professional interest and that is directed toward solving a problem. For the purpose of this course, you will select one of the eight topics presented below.

• Childhood diabetes

• Alcohol use in adolescents

• Skin cancer in young women

• Cardiovascular disease in the minority population

• Childhood immunizations

• Long-term care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease

• Cultural impact of posttraumatic stress disorder

• Privacy with electronic health records

post a comprehensive response including the following:

• A research topic written as a problem statement

• The purpose of the research, including how the including how the project will further knowledge and extend theory

• Reason for selecting the topic

• Define any terms that may have special meaning to the study itself


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