Using the topic you have developed in PSY-530 (if you have not taken PSY-530, please check with your instructor about a topic), write a Research Proposal (2,000-2,500 words) on a topic relevant to the course. To complete the Research Proposal, do the following:<BR><BR>Review the attached document “Research Proposal Guidelines”, as well as Topic 7 lecture section on The Results and Discussion Sections in the Research Proposal for a brief overview pertaining to “how to” complete the assignment.<BR><BR>Introductory section: Include hypothesis and a review of the literature.<BR>Method section: Include subsections on Participants, Apparatus/Materials/Instruments, Procedure, and Design.<BR>Results section: Include statistic, critical values, degrees of freedom, and alpha level.<BR>Discussion section: Include interpretation of results, ethical concerns, limitations of study, and suggestions for future research.<BR>Figures and Tables section: Include a minimum of two (either two figures, two tables, or a figure and a table).<BR>Include at least 8-10 scholarly references.<BR><BR>Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the SPA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.<BR><BR>This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.<BR><BR>You are required to submit this assignment to Lopes Write. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.<BR><BR>This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 3.3: Design an innovative research study and 4.3: Plan and manage the necessary process for the completion of a research project.