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Locate and download the most recent version of theprospectus template in the DC Network (http://dc.gcu.edu). This document hashelp and criteria information embedded to assist you in the completion of theprospectus.
Locate “The 10 Strategic Points for the Prospectus,Proposal, and Direct Practice Improvement Project” document (completed inprevious courses). You will use information from this document to write theprospectus and attach this document as an appendix in the prospectus.
Review “Academic Quality Review Checklist (AQR)”(Chapters 1-3 only) for use in writing the prospectus.
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Complete a draft of your DPI Project prospectus according tothe instructions and criteria provided in each section of the prospectus template.The draft should include information taken from “The 10 Strategic Pointsfor the Prospectus, Proposal, and Direct Practice Improvement Project”document (from previous courses). Use the “Academic Quality ReviewChecklist (AQR)” (Chapters 1-3 only) to assist you in writing thisprospectus. Include the following sections in the prospectus:
Introduction: Provide an overview of your project.
Background of the Problem: Provide an overview of thehistory and present state of the problem.
Theoretical Foundations: Identify and describe one or twotheories or models to be used to inform the project. Identifies the seminalsource for each theory or model (a seminal source may be quite old and may bepublished in a textbook). Illustrate how the theory or model will inform yourproject.
Review of the Literature/Themes: Describe the main andsubthemes of your project. You should begin with at least three main themeswith three subthemes each. Your literature review will eventually be 30+ pageswith over 50 references (85% of these references must be from primary sourcesthat is less than 5 years.
Problem Statement: Specify the problem proposed for theproject by presenting a clear declarative statement that begins with “Itis not known . . . .” Identify the need for the project. Identify thebroad population (not the sample) for the project. Describe how this projectmay contribute to solving the problem.
Purpose of the Project: Describe the purpose of thisproject. Use a declarative statement “The purpose of this project is to .. . .” Describe the methodology and design. Describe the specificpopulation that this project will affect and how this project will contributeto the field.
Clinical Questions and Variables: Provide a briefintroduction to the question portion. State your clinical questions or PICOTquestions. Describe and operationally define each variable of interest.
Significance of the Project: Provide an overview of how thisproject fits with other research in the field. Be specific and relate to other studies.How will this project contribute to the research overall? What is the expectedvalue?
Rationale for Methodology: Clearly justify the methodschosen for this project. Ensure the methods align with the project questions orPICOT questions. Describe why this method is the best fit.
Nature of the Project Design: Describe the design you havechosen for this project. Discuss why this design is appropriate based on themethod chosen and the project questions.
Instrumentation or Sources of Data: Describe the sources ofdata you will use. One source must be a valid and reliable tool, survey, orquestionnaire. You may use your discussion question from Topic 3 to assist withthis section. Describe in detail all data collection instruments. Describe thevalidity and reliability of each as appropriate (one must be valid andreliable).
Data Collection Procedures: Describe step by step how youwill collect data. All major steps need to be described. Include a discussionof project sample recruitment, sample selection, and assignment to groups (asapplicable). Describe the process of obtaining informed consent, if applicable.
Data Analysis Procedures: Begin by describing yourdemographic data from your participants. How will you analyze this data usingdescriptive statistics? Restate each project question or PICOT question. Foreach question, describe in detail what inferential statistics you will use toanalyze your data. Include steps to ensure your data meet the assumptions foreach inferential statistic used. Describe the a priori alpha level you plan touse.
Ethical Considerations: Provide a description of ethicalissues related to your project and how you plan to deal with them. Consideryour methodology, design, and data collection. Compare to a randomizedcontrolled trial. Address anonymity, confidentiality, privacy, lack ofcoercion, informed consent, and potential conflicts of interest. Discuss howyou plan to adhere to the Belmont Report key principles (respect, justice,beneficence).