Early Childhood Field Research Proposal
To prepare for writing the research proposal, identify a topic of personal and professional interest that is relevant to the early childhood field. Conduct an initial review of the literature and narrow your topic by discussing it with Faculty, colleagues, or fellow students.Part 1- research proposal
The 10- to 15-page research proposal must include all of the following components, in order:
Title Page (1 page)
Abstract (1 page)
150- to 200-word summary of the proposal
Introduction (2–3 pages)
The introduction provides the reader with an overview of the literature related to the topic and justifies the need for the research study. The introduction is typically written after completing the literature review.
Your introduction should include:
Your research question and an explanation of the problem your question is designed to explore
A rationale for importance of this topic, including an explanation of the gap in the research literature that your topic will explore
Literature Review (3–6 pages)
discuss RTI strategies implications, effects, research etc.
The main purpose of a literature review is to synthesize current research related to your topic. In addition, the literature review is where you consider the implications of research that has already been published on your research question. Must also include the different RTI techniques
The literature review should include an:
Analysis of the context in which the problem is situated and current thinking about solutions, including the theoretical perspectives presented in the literature and a discussion of the research findings
Explanation of the implications of the research to your research question
Name the research design you will use (i.e., quantitative design, qualitative design, or mixed method design), and the reasons for your choice. If your study is quantitative or mixed methods, define the independent and dependent variables. Add examples base on US were you will use U.S based school data
Describe the study participant(s) and your sampling process. Discuss any sampling issues/challenges you might encounter.
Describe the data collection method(s) you will use—and what influenced your choice.
Describe any major ethical issue(s) you perceive for your study— and ways you will address ethics.
Describe the benefits, limitations, and challenges you perceive in your study.
References (1-2 pages)
Part 2- sharing and reflection
The video presentation / PowerPoint must be 7 minutes and include an:
Introduction that explains your research question, how you arrived at the research question, and the methodology
Explanation of how this research can contribute to positive social change in the early childhood field