Research Proposal and Proposal Review
Part 1: Research Proposal
The Research Proposal is a formal paper in which the learner is given the opportunity to propose a research study to investigate a relevant health care topic of interest. You do not need to carry out the study. The Research Proposal should demonstrate understanding of the reading as well as the implications of new knowledge. The 10-12 page double-spaced paper (excluding title and reference pages) should integrate the course reading and class discussions into work and life experiences. It may include explanation and examples from previous experiences as well as implications for future applications. Your Research Proposal is expected to reflect master’s level thinking and reflection in addition to a solid demonstration of your understanding of statistical analyses.
The purpose of the Research Proposal is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of biostatistics.
The Research Proposal should focus on real life, real time application of topics covered in this course; of both the uses you have seen and the uses you can envision.
You must pick one of the following topics for your research proposal:
a. A health disparity in the United States
You will draft a research proposal based on your interests in the health industry. This proposal must contain the following sections in this order:
This section will provide a general introduction to the health industry topic you selected and a brief rationale for the research study being proposed. Provide a succinct thesis statement within your introduction. Include the problem statement and the importance of the proposed study.
II. Literature Review
In this section, provide a background and context for your proposed study by reviewing 3-5 scholarly peer-reviewed articles/studies and provide a context for how your study will serve to