Individual Research Briefs (Be and K)
A. Real Life Problem/Question Being Addressed
- Maximum of 3 sentences on the real-life problem and its significance in our lives
- Maximum of 5 sentences on your proposed solution including 1) why you think it will work and 2) why it is practical to perform given your resources.
- Use literature sources to back up your claims. Paraphrase all information and use in-text citations (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/03/).
C. Major Objectives
- 2-5 goals you plan to achieve in your study
- What data do you need to gather/tests do you need to perform to say that your proposed solution is effective?
D. Specifications/Minor Objectives
- Break each major objective down into at least 2 measurable minor objectives/specifications.
- List at least 5 major references.
- Use 3 PRINTED ones from science journals (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/) or books (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/06/) in APA format.
- Use only reputable internet sources – no Wikipedia, please (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/).
- Please legibly handwrite/type on a sheet of short bond paper (1” margins, Times New Roman, size 11, double-spaced).
- Online submissions may be made to my email address. Please format your filenames as Name – Research Brief#.doc (e.g. Crisologo – Research Brief 1.doc). Your subject must be “Research Brief#”.
- Deadline for the 1st Research Brief is Friday, June 27, 4PM at the STR unit for hard copies, 11:59PM for email submissions.