What is the decision making criteria (e.g., the critical alpha level)?

Method, Participants, Research Design, Instrumentation, and Data Collection Plans. (Estimated length – two
 Method/Research Procedure/Methodology: Determine the method of research for the proposal.
Examples could be: qualitative, quantitative, and case study.
Participants: Provide specific identification for the proposed participants for the study. Include a
description, the possible number within the population, the proposed location, and the selection
procedure. Be specific when identifying the selection process. Then identify how a representative
sample will be drawn from the population. (half page)
Research Design: Determine how to conduct the data collection and the proposed analysis.
Instrumentation and Data Collection Plans: State the sources and/or instrument(s) proposed to be
used to record the data (surveys, interview protocols). Identify the procedure. For a mailed
survey, identify steps to be taken in administering and following up the survey to obtain a high
response rate. Determine how to specifically conduct the research based on the proposed
sample.( half page)
Proposed Analysis of the Data. (Estimated length – one to two pages)
Identify what results are expected from the sample. Identify how the categories of responses will be
determined and analyzed. Address specifically what the proposed results could infer back to the
population. Answer the following questions:
 What variables will be included in the analyses?
 Identify the dependent and independent variables if such a relationship exists.
 What is the decision making criteria (e.g., the critical alpha level)?
 Will computer software be used in the analysis? If so, identify what will be used.
 Explain how to assess the validity of the measurement.
 Explain how to measure the reliability of the variables.