self-disclosure within interpersonal relationships

 RQ1- Is there a difference in self-disclosure to a family among age groups? RQ2- Is there a difference between males and females in self-disclosure with parents? RQ3- Is there a difference in self-disclosure with males and females with their close friends? Research Project The completion of a well-documented research proposal is required to pass this course. This final document should demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct research and to organize it clearly and effectively. Research Project Assignment – Designing and carrying out the project • Select topic • Construct research questions/hypotheses • Determine appropriate research design • Identity appropriate measures • Determine appropriate method(s) of analysis • Identify study participants • Determine procedures for data collection • Write up proposal and prepare poster Research Project Assignment – Writing up the paper • For most manuscripts, the primary goal will be to inform. Thus, avoid purpose statements that include words such as “prove” or “show” or “demonstrate.” • Papers should be approximately 15-17 pages in length. • Be cautious about making claims. • Focus the manuscript on the purpose. • Be cautious about stating anticipated results. • Take an objective, balanced view of the topic. • Do not recycle a paper from a previous class. Content/Form – content cannot be separated from form. Form: • Title page (a single, separate page) • Abstract (a single, separate page) • Page numbering (top right or bottom centered) • Running head • Headings (must include the following headings: Literature Review, Methods, Discussion/Limitations) • Margins (one inch margins top/bottom/sides) • Reference page (heading for this page – References ) Content: • Clear purpose statement • A statement of organization • Clearly identified main points • Adequate information to support purpose/main points • Introduction and conclusion • Transitions • Citations in the text Sample Research Proposal Outline I. Introduction This section should introduce the problem, identify the purpose of the project, and provide a statement of organization. -Transition- II. Literature Review Review the academic literature involving the variables examined in the study. Each variable involved in the study must be discussed in the literature review. Rationale for additional research. Research questions (RQ1, RQ2, etc.) or Hypotheses (H1, H2, etc.) III. Methods Review the research methods involved in the study – include participants, measures, procedures, and analysis IV. Anticipated Results Organize this section around the research questions and/or hypotheses Review the results – not the meaning of the numbers/statistical tests V. Discussion Organize this section around the research questions and/or hypotheses Explain what the possible results might mean Discuss limitations Discuss future directions for research Summary VI. References (use APA format) VII. Appendices (measures used, large tables, figures, or illustration).

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