CHILD, YOUTH AND FAMILY STUDIES- {CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR, WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND CRISIS INTERVENTION

RESEARCH PROPOSAL OUTLINE
Introduction
Set out a broad outline of the research area/topic.

Rationale
Provide a brief account of professional practice experiences and/or reading which led to interest in this topic. Why is this topic currently significant? For example, if looking at the area of outdoor play the importance of children being physically active for at least one hour per day is currently a topic of concern and debate following publication of guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services (2019).

Literature
Provide a short summary of the key literature to contextualise the study (this literature will be fully covered in your literature review in chapter two). Identify the contribution this study will make to existing literature on this topic.

Research question
What is your overarching research question? (A research question ends with a ?).

Paradigms and philosophies
Explain and justify the paradigmatic positioning of your study. (One of the external examiners last year specifically mentioned the need to address paradigms in MA theses).

Research approach
What research approach will you take to answering your research question and why did you choose this approach? Reference accordingly from research methods books.

Research method(s)
What research method(s) will you use and why was this method best suited to your research question? What other methods were considered and discounted. Reference accordingly from research methods books.

Sampling
Identify and justify your chosen sampling strategy and selected participants. Reference accordingly from research methods books. Who will be your participants? Why have they been chosen? How will they be recruited?

Researcher positioning and reflexivity
What is your positioning as the researcher in this study?
Summarise the advantages and disadvantages of your positioning and the action will you take to minimize bias. Reference accordingly from research methods books.

Ethics
What code of ethics will be followed and what ethical issues were considered and addressed? This section should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key ethical principles and issues in relation to social research, their relevance/importance for your research and how they will be addressed. What ethical procedures, e.g. participant information sheet and consent form, will you use to ensure the research adheres to clear ethical guidelines and principles?

Limitations
What will be the limitations of your study such as scope and sample size? Reassure your reader that you understand the limits on the claims that can be made on the basis of such a small study.

WORD COUNT
Limit your Research Proposal to 1,500 words.*
Notes:
1. Please type your proposal using double-line spacing and leave sufficient margin space for comments.
2. Please fully reference your proposal using the ‘Credit Where Credit is Due’ referencing system.
3. Please use only books and peer-reviewed academic journal articles for referencing.
4. Only official websites should be sourced and these should be used sparingly.
5. Please record your word count at the end of your proposal.

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