Research Proposal Development of research question
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1 Research Proposal Development of research question Delineation of methodology
2 Research Proposal Purpose of the study Importance of the research Research protocolJustifies the feasibility
3 Research Proposal Synthesis of critical thinking Guides data collection phaseOutlines rules of conductWill be scrutinized by IRB
4 Research Proposal Guidelines 1- Title PageNew York Institute of TechnologySchool of Allied Health and Life SciencesDepartment of Physical TherapyTitle of ProposalPrincipal investigatorStudent Authors
5 Abstract A) Maximal 250 words B) To include summary of the research proposal (covering all subheading listed below)C)Anticipated results
6 Background Information Topics for the review of literature related to:A) Theory and supportive rationale, identifying the gaps or areas the current study will fill and critically evaluating existing knowledge.B) Related studiesC) Sources of operational definitions and procedures for method section
7 Statement of Research Problem A) Rationale and justification for the studyB) Significance of the study
8 Purpose A) Specific aims or objectives B) Research hypotheses and guiding questionsC) Benefits
9 MethodA) Subjects: characteristics, sampling method, plans for recruitment, inclusion/exclusion, potential risks, contingency plans, and confidentiality.B) Materials, instrumentation, validity and reliability of instrumentation
10 Method Procedures 1) Study design 2) Details of test and treatment administration and by whom3) Data collection methods4) Timetable and organizational chart5)Equipment and facilities
11 Method Data Storage Data Management Statistical Analysis Power Analysis
12 ReferencesAccording to the information for authors section of the Journal of Physical Therapy or any other peer reviewed journal agreed upon by your advisor
13 Informed Consent A) Purpose of the research project B) Procedures C) Risks and discomfortsE) BenefitsF) Alternatives to participationG) Confidentiality
14 Informed Consent H) Request for more information I) Request for withdrawalJ) Injury statementK) Consent statementL) Signatures
15 Reporting Results Culmination of the research process Communication of resultsShare knowledge - expands professional body of knowledgeWritten article in a referred journalOral reportsPoster presentations
16 Platform Presentations ~Platform Presentations1) Background and significance2) Aims and Hypotheses3) Research Design and Methodology4) Results5) Discussion and Conclusions
18 Poster Presentation2) All major elements of the study should be presented in a clear, brief series of statements including the title, author, purpose, hypothesis or specific aims, methods, results and discussions and conclusions.
19 Poster Presentation3) The poster should be self explanatory, content should include key words and phrases and not necessarily complete sentences
20 Poster Presentation4) Introductory materials should be placed at the top left and the conclusions at the bottom right. Methods and results should be displayed prominently in the center.
21 Journal Article1) The faculty advisor and Research Committee will agree upon the appropriate peer-reviewed journal that the report will be submitted to.2) The report will follow the Instruction to Authors section of that specific peer-reviewed journal.
22 Journal Article: Abstract Overview and purpose of studyGeneral description of methodsHighlights of resultsStatement of significance of resultsGeneral conclusions
23 Journal Article: Introduction Statement of the problemClinical relevanceReview of literatureRationale of theoretical frameworkSpecific purpose and hypotheses
24 Journal Article: Methods Study designCriteria for and methods of subject selectionDescription and number of subjectsMeasurement methods and data collection techniquesData analysis procedures
25 Journal Article: Results Narrative description of statistical outcomesTables and figures that summarize findingsStatements to support or reject hypothesis
26 Journal Article: Discussion and Conclusions Interpretation of statistical outcomesDiscussion of clinical significance of outcomesImportance of the workComparison of results with work of othersHow results support or conflict with theoryCritique of the studyLimitations and strengthsSuggestions for further study
27 Journal Article: References List of all references cited in the study
28 Writing Style Passive vs. active One hour was spent by the raters to observe the patient’s movement patterns so that the number of changes in static posture could be documented.The raters spent one hour observing the patient’s movement patterns to document the number of changes in static posture.
29 Simplicity of Language in light of the fact that = becausewith the exception of = exceptin spite of the fact that = althoughis designed to improve = improvesdue to the fact that = becausewas found to have = hadimmediately prior to = before