Throughout this course, you will be working towards formulating a final research proposal due in Week 8. This proposal will guide you through the process of conducting responsible research, even though you will not be conducting the study you describe in your proposal in real life. You will complete different steps in the research proposal process each week and will be expected to implement the feedback provided by your instructor in your final proposal. Here are the steps (course assignments) leading up to your final proposal:
Wk 4 Research Plan
Wk 5 Research Proposal Part 1 – Introduction to Research Study
Wk 6 Research Proposal Part 2 – Methods of Research Study
Wk 7 Research Proposal Q&A: Results and Discussion Sections
Wk 8 Research Proposal Part 3 – Discussion and Revisions of Research Study
Read the Research Proposal Guide for details about these assignments. This week you are working on the research plan..
Develop a plan for the research you will do to complete your proposal by Week 8.
Locate and read 5 scholarly peer-reviewed articles on your topic.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word research plan in which you:
Define the research topic that you plan to use.
Summarize your plan for the following:
Study design (i.e., experimental, correlational)
Variables of interest
Provide an annotated bibliography for each of the 5 articles you chose.
Format according to APA guidelines
In their article, Boserup et al. (2020) outline that the Covid 19 pandemic caused serious destruction, not only economic destruction but also social destruction. To prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the state governments implemented some policies like stay-at-home orders and social distancing. The implementation of the stay-at-home orders led to an increase in DV cases in different regions across the country. For instance, the Portland police department in Oregon reported a 22% increase in DV-related arrests compared to the prior week before the implementation of the stay-at-home policies. Similarly, the San Antonio Police department recorded an 18% increase in calls pertaining to family violence in March 2020 compared to the previous year. The sheriff’s department in Jefferson, Alabama, recorded an increase in DV-related calls by 27% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Boserup et al. (2020)