Assignment 2 Research Proposal

Assignment 2 Research Proposal


The Research Proposal

This document contains everything you need to know for your second assignment.

Please make sure to read this in full prior to asking any questions on Moodle.

Below are the key things covered and the corresponding page numbers for easy access.

Assignment 2 Research Proposal Details                                                           2

Helpful Resources                                                                                                 7

Marking Criteria                                                                                                  8

FAQs                                                                                                                    10

Research Proposal Template                                                                             14

Assignment 2 Research Proposal Details

This is a major written task for the unit (worth 40% of your final grade). You will use the feedback from your plan (assignment 1) to start writing the background for your 2500 word research proposal based on your chosen topic. As this assignment is a proposal you do not need to conduct the research itself, just propose how you plan to conduct the research, why it’s an important area of research, and what the expected findings would be based on previous literature.

What is a research proposal?

A research proposal is a document proposing an outline of a new research project and its potential value to society and contribution to the body of knowledge in science. Research proposals are used commonly by academics and scientists to apply for funding for research projects from government or non-government funding bodies. Writing a research proposal is a critical real-world skill that all scientists or future clinicians who follow the

scientist-practitioner approach should have. Proposals (like your assignment) are primarily evaluated on the potential social and scientific impact of the proposed research, and the feasibility of the proposed plan if and when it’s carried out.

How do I complete the assignment?

Step 1: Choose one of the following topics:

  • Ideally, continue with the topic you detailed in assignment 1
  • If the topic or content you chose for assignment 1 is no longer appropriate, you can

choose another topic (you can discuss this with your tutor, or take on their feedback in your assignment)

●      Social Psychology

  • The classic social psychology experiments demonstrated that others’ opinions and behaviours can significantly influence our own behaviour, making us act outside of our beliefs and personalities. Has Social Psychology demonstrated that we can be completely influenced by peer or social pressure?
    • Design an original study to demonstrate whether others’ opinions, behaviours, and social pressure can actually influence our own judgment and

decision-making. How do your proposed findings have an application to the real world? Be sure to develop a study that is ethically feasible.

  • Starting Reference: Mtemeri, J. (2020). Peer pressure as a predictor of career decision-making among high school students in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Global Journal of Guidance and Counselling in Schools: Current Perspectives, 10(3), 120–131

●      Sensation & Perception

  • In order to make sense of incoming visual stimuli, the brain has been found to rely on previous knowledge and expectations about what the world should look like. Put simply, your brain applies what it knows to fill in the blanks and anticipate what’s next. A number of external factors influence the accuracy of processing visual stimuli. These outside factors include colour, motion and

shape of the stimuli, the amount of light that hits your eye and prior exposure to other visual stimuli, sound/music and psychological states.

  • Design an original study to demonstrate understanding of how the accuracy of processing visual stimuli can be influenced by any one external factor that can provide additional support to an existing theory on visual processing in the brain. How do your proposed findings have an application to the real world? Be sure to develop a study that is ethically feasible.
    • Starting Reference: Jolij, J., & Meurs, M. (2011). Music alters visual perception. PloS one, 6(4), e18861.

●      Personality

  • Intolerance of uncertainty (IoU) or tolerance (or intolerance) of ambiguity (ToA) are relatively new personality dimensions that are associated with

several psychopathological symptoms typical of anxiety and depression.

However, the factors determining tolerance or intolerance of uncertainty/ambiguity as a personality trait are still unknown, although how much we worry, intelligence and the length/quality of education have been found to influence IoU.

  • Design an original study that investigates any variable that will help predict levels of IoU or ToA in a sample of adults. How do your proposed findings have an application to the real world? Be sure to develop a study that is

ethically feasible.

  • Starting Reference: Sternheim, L. C., Fisher, M., Harrison, A., & Watling, R. (2017). Predicting intolerance of uncertainty in individuals with eating disorder symptoms. Journal of eating disorders, 5, 26.

Step 2: Write a 2500 word research proposal on your chosen topic

The proposal should include the following:

  • Title & Title Page: A clear and succinct title should be provided that reflects the main topic and relationship between the variables (IV and DV or predictor and

criterion variables) in the proposed study. Title page includes all key information (word count, tutor name, etc.).

  • Abstract: The abstract is a summary of each of the main sections of the proposal. It

should ideally be written last. It should state the main background, aim and hypothesis

of the proposed study, mention the proposed participants and an overview of what they would be asked to do (e.g., any measures you would request them to complete) and lastly, include the practical or theoretical implications of the study assuming that the hypothesis is supported.

  • Introduction: The introduction should introduce the topic area and provide key background information and rationale for the research proposal aims and hypotheses.
    • Use your information and arguments from Assignment 1 to guide you in writing this section of the proposal.
    • Introductory paragraph should give a broad overview of the topic with a rationale for the importance of researching the topic (broad rationale for the importance of the topic area).
    • Further paragraphs should review, compare and contrast key papers succinctly (i.e., evidence of synthesis of past research; around five references or more).
    • Gaps and limitations in previous research should be identified (i.e., evidence of critical evaluation).
    • The aim included should follow logically from Introduction and address a gap or limitation of previous research (written in future tense).
    • Lastly, a hypothesis should be provided for the research proposal operationalized and directional, with independent and dependent variables or predictor and criterion variables clearly specified (written in future tense).
  • Method: The Method should clearly and concisely describe the proposed Participants, Design, Materials and Procedure, and should pay attention to the ethical standards required of research performed at Monash University.
  • Participants subsection included which outlines: Who the proposed participants are (e.g., sample size, age, gender); where the participants will be recruited from (e.g., Monash University or elsewhere); and the sampling method used (e.g., convenience sampling).
  • Design subsection included which describes (in operationalized form): what the dependent and independent variables are (or predictor and criterion variables for a correlational study); if groups will be compared, also states the levels of the independent variable and whether the design is between-subjects (i.e., independent-measures) or within-subjects (i.e., repeated-measures).
  • Materials subsection included which describes how you will measure your variables based on the design – e.g., any tests used and how they will be

scored for each group. Each instrument should describe what modality the instrument measures (nominal, interval or ratio), what range of scores it measures (and what a high or low score represents), and finally how the final score represents the sample scores (e.g. the calculated mean responses, the

sum of responses). It should also include evidence of reliability and validity of the instrument as per the sample proposal. This section should not include

things like a computer, paper, pen, etc.

  • Procedure subsection included which displays awareness of ethical issues, and details: whether participants will be naïve with regards to the study’s

purpose; (if relevant) how participants will be assigned to different conditions; an what exactly participants will be requested to do (i.e., provides sufficient detail for someone else to replicate the study without including too much detail).

  • Expected Outcomes and Implications: Summarises what the expected results are if the hypothesis is supported and if it’s not supported with discussion and reference to previous literature. These potential findings should be interpreted with regard to both theoretical and methodological explanations; key limitations should be raised, and future research recommended. This section should close with a statement about the broader implications of the study.
    • Restatement of the aim provided
    • Statement given of expected findings (i.e., results) and how these relate to the hypothesis, e.g. “If the hypothesis is supported X group will score higher than Y group on A, if it’s not supported, X and Y will score similarly”.
    • Addresses two key questions (Mitchell & Jolley, 2010): 1. “What would be the implications for interpreting existing theory and research if your hypothesis is supported?” 2. “What would be the implications if the results don’t support your hypothesis?” (p. 560). How might you be able to explain the findings in

either case with regards to the literature? (Note: you should not reference limitations of your study here when discussing null results, instead discuss why the results might not be as expected before discussing limitations).

  • Mentions and explains (with evidence) potential limitations of the study
    • Suggests improvements or extensions of the study (i.e., future research directions)
    • Discusses the practical (i.e., real-world) implications of the study
  • You should be referencing relevant sources (at least 7 sources total) throughout your proposal. You should use APA 7th referencing.

Step 3: Submit your Proposal

After you have written your assignment, you should follow the submission guidelines and instructions available on Moodle and at the end of this document and below.

For assignment 2 you will need to generate a Turnitin report as part of your submission process..

  • When uploading your assignment, click ‘Add’ to find & upload your file.
  • Click on ‘Save Changes’. Wait for the turnitin status to be generated. If the similarity percentage is high (>15%), you can edit your submission and upload another file.
  • First year students are able to submit unlimited times till before the due date and time.
    • There is not a strict TurnItIn score that we are concerned about, but we will take it on a case-by-case basis. <15% is probably safe though.
    • If it highlights things like your reference list and the Title Page please do not be concerned, we will not consider this in our assessment.
  • NOTE: Turnitin can take up to 24h to generate a second report. Try and submit as early as possible to ensure that you can check the report prior to confirming the


  • If it doesn’t generate your report prior to the submission cut-off and you are confident that you have not plagiarised your work, submit your work and the report will be generated automatically before your tutor marks your assignment.
    • Failure to submit on time, even if the TurnItIn report has not been generated, will be considered as a late submission.
  • Once you are happy with the assignment and turnitin status, click on ‘Submit

Assignment’. Accept the embedded Monash University plagiarism and collusion statement.

  • Click on ‘Continue’. Your assignment is now submitted and no further changes possible.

Download the Assignment 2 template to use for your assignment.

Order Now

Get expert help for Assignment 2 Research Proposal and many more. 24X7 help, plag free solution. Order online now!

Universal Assignment (April 13, 2024) Assignment 2 Research Proposal. Retrieved from
"Assignment 2 Research Proposal." Universal Assignment - April 13, 2024,
Universal Assignment February 7, 2023 Assignment 2 Research Proposal., viewed April 13, 2024,<>
Universal Assignment - Assignment 2 Research Proposal. [Internet]. [Accessed April 13, 2024]. Available from:
"Assignment 2 Research Proposal." Universal Assignment - Accessed April 13, 2024.
"Assignment 2 Research Proposal." Universal Assignment [Online]. Available: [Accessed: April 13, 2024]

Please note along with our service, we will provide you with the following deliverables:

Please do not hesitate to put forward any queries regarding the service provision.

We look forward to having you on board with us.


Get 90%* Discount on Assignment Help

Most Frequent Questions & Answers

Universal Assignment Services is the best place to get help in your all kind of assignment help. We have 172+ experts available, who can help you to get HD+ grades. We also provide Free Plag report, Free Revisions,Best Price in the industry guaranteed.

We provide all kinds of assignmednt help, Report writing, Essay Writing, Dissertations, Thesis writing, Research Proposal, Research Report, Home work help, Question Answers help, Case studies, mathematical and Statistical tasks, Website development, Android application, Resume/CV writing, SOP(Statement of Purpose) Writing, Blog/Article, Poster making and so on.

We are available round the clock, 24X7, 365 days. You can appach us to our Whatsapp number +1 (613)778 8542 or email to . We provide Free revision policy, if you need and revisions to be done on the task, we will do the same for you as soon as possible.

We provide services mainly to all major institutes and Universities in Australia, Canada, China, Malaysia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

We provide lucrative discounts from 28% to 70% as per the wordcount, Technicality, Deadline and the number of your previous assignments done with us.

After your assignment request our team will check and update you the best suitable service for you alongwith the charges for the task. After confirmation and payment team will start the work and provide the task as per the deadline.

Yes, we will provide Plagirism free task and a free turnitin report along with the task without any extra cost.

No, if the main requirement is same, you don’t have to pay any additional amount. But it there is a additional requirement, then you have to pay the balance amount in order to get the revised solution.

The Fees are as minimum as $10 per page(1 page=250 words) and in case of a big task, we provide huge discounts.

We accept all the major Credit and Debit Cards for the payment. We do accept Paypal also.

Popular Assignments

Assignment: Implement five dangerous software errors

Due: Monday, 6 May 2024, 3:00 PM The requirements for assessment 1: Too many developers are prioritising functionality and performance over security. Either that, or they just don’t come from a security background, so they don’t have security in mind when they are developing the application, therefore leaving the business

Read More »


Business School                                                                 London campus Session 2023-24                                                                   Trimester 2 Module Code: LNDN08003 DATA ANALYTICS FINAL PROJECT Due Date: 12th APRIL 2024 Answer ALL questions. LNDN08003–Data Analytics Group Empirical Research Project Question 2-The project (2500 maximum word limit) The datasets for this assignment should be downloaded from the World Development Indicators (WDI)

Read More »

Microprocessor Based Systems: Embedded Burglar Alarm System

ASSIGNMENT BRIEF 2023/24 Microprocessor Based Systems   Embedded Burglar Alarm System Learning Outcomes This assignment achieves the following learning outcomes:   LO 2 -Use software for developing embedded systems in ‘C’ and testing microcontroller systems including the use of design tools such as Integrated Development Environments and In Circuit Debugger.

Read More »

Imagine you are an IT professional and your manager asked you to give a presentation about various financial tools used to help with decisions for investing in IT and/or security

Part 1, scenario: Imagine you are an IT professional and your manager asked you to give a presentation about various financial tools used to help with decisions for investing in IT and/or security. The presentation will be given to entry-level IT and security employees to understand financial investing. To simulate

Read More »

DX5600 Digital Artefact and Research Report


Read More »

Bsc Public Health and Health Promotion (Top up) LSC LONDON

Health and Work Assignment Brief.                 Assessment brief: A case study of 4,000 words (weighted at 100%) Students will present a series of complementary pieces of written work that:   a) analyse the key workplace issues; b) evaluate current or proposed strategies for managing them from a public health/health promotion perspective

Read More »

6HW109 Environmental Management and Sustainable Health

ASSESSMENT BRIEF MODULE CODE: 6HW109 MODULE TITLE: Environmental Management and Sustainable Health MODULE LEADER: XXXXXXXXX ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23 1        Demonstrate a critical awareness of the concept of Environmental Management linked to Health 2        Critically analyse climate change and health public policies. 3        Demonstrate a critical awareness of the concept of

Read More »


PROFESSIONAL SECURE NETWORKS– Case Study Assessment Information Module Title: PROFESSIONAL SECURE NETWORKS   Module Code: COCS71196 Submission Deadline: 10th May 2024 by 3:30pm Instructions to candidates This assignment is one of two parts of the formal assessment for COCS71196 and is therefore compulsory. The assignment is weighted at 50% of

Read More »


CYBERCRIME FORENSIC ANALYSIS – COCS71193 Assignment Specification Weighted at 100% of the module mark. Learning Outcomes being assessed by this portfolio. Submission Deadline: Monday 6th May 2024, 1600Hrs. Requirements & Marking Scheme General Guidelines: This is an individual assessment comprised of four parts and is weighted at 100% of the

Read More »

Social Media Campaigns (SMC) Spring 2024 – Winter 2024

Unit: Dynamic Websites Assignment title: Social Media Campaigns (SMC) Spring 2024 – Winter 2024 Students must not use templates that they have not designed or created in this module assessment. This includes website building applications, free HTML5 website templates, or any software that is available to them to help with

Read More »


ASSIGNMENT/ TUGASAN _________________________________________________________________________ ABCJ3103 NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING PENULISAN DAN PELAPORAN BERITA JANUARY 2024 SEMESTER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION / ARAHAN KHUSUS Jawab dalam bahasa Melayu atau bahasa Inggeris. Jumlah patah perkataan: 2500 – 3000 patah perkataan tidak termasuk rujukan. Hantar tugasan SEKALI sahaja dalam PELBAGAIfail. Tugasan ini dihantar secara ONLINE. Tarikh

Read More »


ASSIGNMENT/ TUGASAN _________________________________________________________________________ ABCM2103 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND SOCIETY TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT, MEDIA DAN MASYARAKAT JANUARY 2021 SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION / ARAHAN KHUSUS Jawab dalam Bahasa Melayu atau Bahasa Inggeris. Jumlah patah perkataan : 2500 – 3000 patah perkataan tidak termasuk rujukan. Hantar tugasan SEKALI sahaja dalam SATU fail. Tugasan ini dihantar

Read More »


ASSIGNMENT/ TUGASAN _________________________________________________________________________ ABCR3203 COMMUNICATION LAW UNDANG-UNDANG KOMUNIKASI JANUARY 2024 SEMESTER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION / ARAHAN KHUSUS Jawab dalam Bahasa Melayu atau Bahasa Inggeris. Jumlah patah perkataan : 2500 – 3000 patah perkataan tidak termasuk rujukan. Hantar tugasan SEKALI sahaja dalam SATU fail. Tugasan ini dihantar secara ONLINE. Tarikh penghantaran        :

Read More »


POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT NOTE: At postgraduate level, you are expected to substantiate your answers with evidence from independent research. INTRODUCTION TO THE ASSIGNMENT • This assignment consists of FOUR compulsory questions. Please answer all of them. • When you answer, preferably use

Read More »

Solution: Scenario 1, Mirror therapy in patients post stroke

Title: Scenario 1, Mirror therapy in patients post stroke Part 1 : Summary Ramachandran and colleagues developed mirror therapy to treat amputees’ agony from phantom limbs. Patients were able to feel their amputated limb without experiencing any pain by presenting them a mirror image of their healthy arm. Since then,

Read More »

Solution: Exploring the Dominance of Silence

Slide 1: Title – Exploring the Dominance of Silence The title, “Exploring the Dominance of Silence,” sets the stage for a deep dive into the portrayal of silence in Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Our presentation will dissect the literary techniques used by the author to

Read More »

Solution: Assessment: Critical Reflection S2 2023

The policies that hampered the cultural survival of Indigenous groups have a major effect on their health (Coffin, 2007). Cultural isolation can cause an identity crisis and a sense of loss, which can exacerbate mental health problems. Indigenous people have greater rates of chronic illness and impairment due to historical

Read More »

Solution: The Market – Product and Competition Analysis

Section 1: The Market – Product and Competition Analysis Industry and Competition Analysis: The baking mix market is very competitive, but My Better Batch is entering it anyhow. The prepackaged baking mixes sold in this market allow busy people to have bakery-quality products on the table quickly without sacrificing quality

Read More »

Solution: PDCA model for Riot

Student Name: Student ID: University Name: Date: Learning Outcome 1: Engage actively in recognizing a new product/service for Riot and detect the vital tasks required for its effective growth. In this comprehensive learning outcome, Riot’s progress towards innovation superiority is characterized by a deliberate scheme that draws on components from

Read More »

Solution: EDEN 100 – ASSIGNMENT 1

Part 1: Reflections on the Register Variables Use the questions in Column 1 and analyse the sample oral interactions provided under the assessment tile. The transcript for Viv’s conversation is provided on pages 4-5. Probe Questions  Link to readings and theory Interaction 1 Interaction 2 PART 1 – ANALYSING THE

Read More »

Solution: TCP/IP Questions

Table of Contents Question 1. 1 1. IPSec datagram protocol 1 2. Source and destination IP addresses in original IP datagram.. 1 3. Source and destination IP addresses in new IP header 2 4. Protocol number in the protocol field of the new IP header 2 5. Information and Bob.

Read More »

Solution: Fundamentals of Employment Assistance Program and Counselling

ASSESSMENT 3 Subject: Fundamentals of Employment Assistance Program and Counselling Case study Question 1 a)     Major Issues for Theo that could be addressed in counselling: b)    Issues to Address First in Short-Term Counselling:             The cognitive processes of memory, focus, and decision-making are all impacted by insufficient sleep. Such cognitive

Read More »


Written Policy Recommendation Name: Student Number: Email: Date: Introduction: The early years of a child’s life are important for their holistic development, making early childhood education a foundation for their future accomplishments. Nevertheless, guaranteeing equality and inclusion in early childhood education stays a major problem in our society. This policy

Read More »

Solution: Report Health Issue

Table of Contents Executive Summary                                                                                                   3 Introduction                                                                                                                5 Examination of the Chosen Health Issue in the Context of Lambeth                        5 Application of Health Inequality Framework and Analysis of Determinants: Psychotropic Drug Use in Lambeth                                                                           6 Exploration and Discussion of Strategies to Manage Psychotropic Drug Use in Lambeth                                                                                                                        7 Conclusion                                                                                                                  8

Read More »

Solution: Section III: Marketing

Section III: Marketing Channels for Advertising: Understanding Who Makes Baking Product Purchase Decisions is Crucial for My Better Batch’s Business Success (Sampson et al, 2017). Home bakers may make up a disproportionate share of the decision-makers in the UK. As a result, My Better Batch has to target people, especially

Read More »

Can't Find Your Assignment?

Open chat
Free Assistance
Universal Assignment
Hello 👋
How can we help you?