Proposal for Empirical Research and Community Placement
By the time you submit a proposal, you should have previously discussed potential project types and descriptions with potential faculty supervisors. Choose which of the projects you will be doing, then meet with the professor you would like to work with on one of the different project ideas.
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Be sure you have met with the professor with whom you are proposing to work with prior to submitting your application.
What to include in your proposal:
A. Description of the project: The 2-3 page description should provide the faculty supervisor with a reminder of the project you have previously discussed.
B. Empirical Project: Include the theoretical foundation for the project, key variables, and a concise but thorough description of proposed methodology. You need to explain how your project is related to the research of your supervisor of choice.
C. Community Placement: Note: Meet with professor(s) with whom you would like to work on this project before meeting with any representative of any community organization. In your proposal, include the name of the organization where you would like to be placed, a contact name of the person at your proposed organization, a brief description about what you would be doing onsite at the organization, and an explanation of your interest in this community placement that includes a connection to a faculty supervisor’s area of study.
D. For either project, include an explanation of how this project will help you work toward your future goals.
Send your 2-3 page summary application to Angela Hicks, Psychology Department Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be registered by the department for PSYC 470, regardless of the decision about your project proposal.
Deadlines: March 15, 2013 for Fall 2013 Start