What we want to do is a study on: Is the risk of drug abuse higher in male or female college students.
We need to answer these questions in detail.
- Choose a research topic in the area of mental health or health behaviors? (mental health conditions, chronic illness, smoking, substance abuse, etc.)
- What is the population and sample?
- What is the research question?
- What is the hypothesis?
- Key Variables. Independent variables and dependent variables.
- What are the IV and DVs? How will they be defined and measured?
- If using an experimental design, what are the groups or treatment conditions?
- Scales of measurement (NOIR)
- What Research strategy will you use and why?
- Descriptive, correlational, or experimental?
- What is the research methodology
- True experiment or Quasi?
- How will you sample/ recruit participants?
- Bonus: Data analysis- What data analysis would you used to analyze your data