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Research Proposal Addressing Adolescent Substance Abuse
Research Proposal Question: What is the effectiveness of individual therapy in addressing adolescent substance abuse?
Please be clear on how you define the outcome variable as substance abuse can be many numerous attributes.
Please complete the methods section in an outline form. Below is further explanation of the methods section of your paper. The methods section relies heavily on the research methods. The methods section needs to provide detail on the following areas: Methodology (you must propose an outcome evaluation)
Evaluation Approach/Model: state what an outcome evaluation is, state what your are evaluating (eg. an outcome such as depression, drop out rate, substance abuse, reunification), what will be the intervention you are evaluating (eg. high school drop out program, in-patient therapy, etc.)
Research Design: what is the specific design (single subject – ABAB time series or experimental – soleman four group). Please reference the design as it is not common knowledge (refer to your Research 1 text or Rubin and Babbie’s Research text).
Research/Evaluation Questions: Sate you specific research questions (eg. what is the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy in lowering depression among AA males at Dunbar high school)
Hypothesis: Clearly state the hypothesis, Conceptualize and operationalize the IV and DV.
Sample: Clearly state your sample approach and technique – non probability (snowball, convenience, etc.) or probability (simple random, systematic random, etc.), state your rationale for the sampling technique, how you will recruit your sample, where will you recruit, your sample size
Data Collection Technique: Explain how you will collect data, what approach and technique (quantitative or qualitative, survey, face to face interview, focus groups etc.), consent procedures, ethical dilemmas or concerns.
Measures (conceptualization – defining and operationalization – measuring) Explain what measures (scale) you will you use to assess the outcome (gegenpressing, dropout rate, substance abuse). How are you defining the outcome (eg. depression).
Data Analysis: What is the standard you’ve set to determine significance (eg. lowering high school dropout from 40% to 10%, or having 80% of participants stay drug free for 90 days after treatment)
Data reporting: Who will you report your findings to (eg. funders, policy makers, etc.)
Also remember to address threats to internal validity and reliability in your strengths and limitation section in addition to the strengths and limitations of your design, sample, data collection technique, etc.
Below is an example:
A/B time series
What is the effectiveness of CBT program in reducing Drug Use (marijuana) among Muslim males between 35 – 40 years of age.
IV – CBT
DV – Drug Use
Data Collection – interview and biological sample
Conceptualization – define – Drug use is being defined as daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and life use of marijuana.
Operationalization – Data will be using the WHO – survey on drug use as well urinalysis. Tthe WHO survey will be administered in an interview and urinalysis will be completed by an nurse practitioner at the agency. Lab results will be available within 10 min.
Sample – non-probability – convenience. N = 15.
Ethical guidelines: confidentiality, voluntary participation, social emotional distress