The impact of stress on overall GPA

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1.Literature Review (this information will be included in the Introduction section of your final proposal paper).

a. Importance of topic: Why is this topic important or interesting?

b. Summary of research: List each source you will cite in your formal proposal. Provide a brief (1-2 sentence) summary of each source.

c. State your hypothesis:

d. Provide operational definitions for all key terms in your hypothesis:

2. Method (this section explains the details of your proposed experiment).

a. Identify your independent variable:

b. Identify your dependent variable:

c. How will you select your participants?

d. How will you randomly assign participants to groups?

e. Define the experimental group:

f. Define the control group:

g. How will you measure your dependent variable?

h. How will you obtain informed consent?

3. Results (this section discusses the numbers/variables you will compare).

a. What is your predicted outcome?

4. Discussion (this section further explores your predicted outcome).

a. Briefly discuss any ethical concerns you have regarding your proposal:

b. Briefly discuss any potential confounding variables:

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