The focus for this assignment is to write a brief draft of the rationale that supports your proposed research that will be incorporated into the paper you will write for the final course assignment in Week 10. In this assignment, you will describe your proposed research topic, the need for your proposed research, and how your proposed research will advance the scientific knowledge in your specialization within the field of psychology. In this assignment, you will include how your chosen school of thought and its underlying assumptions and theories support your proposed research topic.
Write a 1–2-page paper to provide a succinct but sufficient description of each of the following four items. In your paper use full APA style and format, including section headings based on each item listed here, and a reference list for any citations: Visit Evidence and APA for information on APA. A Minimum of 5 references
Proposed Research Topic: Describe, in one paragraph, the specific proposed research topic that is the thesis for your paper.
It is understood that research topics evolve and develop as you become more familiar with existing literature.
Provide the best description of your proposed research topic as it exists at the present time.
Need for the Study: Summarize five or more articles from the existing research related to your proposed topic that support the need for your anticipated research.
These articles can be taken from your annotated bibliography, but should not be in that format.
The articles should be incorporated into an argument showing the need for your research.
Include an explicit statement of what is not yet known or is insufficiently known about your proposed research topic.
Advancing Scientific Knowledge: Describe in one paragraph how your research for your proposed research topic will advance scientific knowledge in your specialization within psychology.
Be clear and specific.
Theoretical Foundations: Describe in one paragraph which psychological school of thought best supports your proposed research topic.
Provide a rationale by describing the underlying assumptions or key theories that support your proposed research topic. Please see the scoring guide attached