Instructions: Mastering research methods equips health researchers or practitioners to develop a strong research proposal. This skill is particularly important for seeking financial support to conduct research studies.

In 3-4 pages, discuss the following as they pertain to your study, and incorporate this discussion into a 10- to 15-page final paper consisting of all prior SLP components.

  • Data collection procedures
  • Variables and measurement
  • Data analysis procedures (e.g., appropriate statistical test, software, etc.)
  • Study validation and ethics
  • Study Limitations


  1. How your results will be presented (think about tables and charts you can create).
  2. How your results will be disseminated – would you like to publish? If so, where would be a good place?
  3. What the impact of your study may be (policy, practice).