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Independent Research Project Proposal Form
Overview: Prepare a proposal that documents the project that you plan to do by preparing a Research Proposal that includes the following information.
Tentative title of your project
Introduction to the problem.
In essence, this will be a short literature review - a survey of the topic that
you plant to study. It should contain at least one primary reference
(journal article). Essentially, this is the "introduction" of a scientific
paper. At least one page.
Question: Summarize the question(s) that you
will be testing
Hypothesis: State the hypothesis(s) that you
Alternate hypotheses: State at least one alternate
Protocol (or Experimental Design): Describe the procedures that
you will follow in as much detail as possible. Include concentrations of
all chemicals, amounts required, etc.
Variables: Identify the experimental variable.
Identify at least 5 controlled variables.
Control: What is your control group? What is
your experimental group?
Materials List: List the materials that you
will require. Include everything - be thorough.
Safety Procedures: Indicate ay special safety procedures
that you will need to follow.
Results: Prepare blank tables that will
be used to collect your raw data.
Analysis: Prepare tables/graphs
that will be used to summarize your raw data
Statistical Analysis: Identify any statistical tests
that you will use to analyze your data
References: Cite any references that you
consulted (at least one; final paper must have at least one primary
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