SOP 2772 Psychology of Sexual Behavior Research Proposal Instructions
The primary purpose of this Term Paper Research Proposal is to build upon the content covered in class to design a sex education program for 8-10 year olds. A second purpose is to introduce you to the process of scholarly research. All papers will have to be uploaded to Turnitin.com.
Follow the Instructions in the Assignment Dropbox link. Papers are due November 25. Late papers will be treated in accordance with the late policy detailed on the syllabus.
Using the content covered in each week of the course, students will research outside sources related to developing the goals and creating the content of a sex education program that would be feasible to present to 8-10 year olds.
The proposal will identify and describe the most essential elements of a sex education program for that age group.
The proposal allows students to apply and analyze the knowledge learned from the textbook and lectures to a real life event.
Students will identify the elements of the program and will research them using outside sources including websites and library databases. Using outside resources, students will use research skills and begin to critically analyze the differences in diverse resources.
Upon completion of this assignment, students should be able to do the following:
1. Articulate the most essential elements that a sex education program for 8-10 year olds would contain.
2. Discuss the reasons why 8-10 years of age is an appropriate age for parents and educators to begin seriously explaining the nature of sex and sexuality.
3. Analyze and understand the differences between a website and a peer-reviewed journal article.
4. Conduct basic literature searches for peer reviewed articles using the online library databases.
5. Effectively search Google or the Internet for sex education programs.
6. Cite source material in the body of the paper according to APA guidelines.
7. Construct an APA style reference list.
_ Research proposal should be submitted using Microsoft Word. The margins should be no more than 1 inch. The font should be Times New Roman and no larger than size 12.
_ Paper should be no more than 1000 words in length.
_ Paper should be double-space for a total of approximately 5 pages, not including your reference page (see below).
_ Paper must include a reference page formatted according to the APA guidelines.
_ In text citations must adhere to APA requirements
_ Paper does not need a cover sheet, nor headers on each page
_ Paper must be paginated
Use the library databases (ERIC and PsychINFO) to research sex education programs. Limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles. Find 3 peer-reviewed articles that discuss sex education programs or are related to the top ten elements of your sex education program proposal.
Do a search using Google or your favorite search engine. Search for the same terms as you did in the library databases. Find 3 sources that discuss sex education programs which you can draw from to create you program.
Your proposal should include an introduction, body, conclusion and reference list. Your reference list must include six references – 3 from library databases and 3 from search engine.