A Sample Quantitative Research Proposal

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Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Life Satisfaction Among Older Adults A Sample Quantitative Research Proposal Written in the APA 5th Style [Note: This sample proposal is based on a composite of past proposals, simulated information and references, and material I’ve included for illustration purposes – it is based roughly on a fairly standard research proposal; I say roughly because there is no one set way of creating a quantitative research proposal. Much of its design is based on the nature of the research, your preferences, and your decisions regarding how to describe or portray what it is you plan to accomplish. The material in this document was adopted from a dissertation proposal created by Dr. Ralph Brockett. A biography is …show more content…
Definition of Key Terms Life Satisfaction – a self reported assessment of one’s overall psychosocial well-being. It is a combination of (a) personality factors such as mood and self-concept, (b) more socially-related factors such as the nature of one’s social interactions, (c) perceived health, and (d) financial security. Older Adult – for the proposed study, older adult is defined as any person who is at least 65 years of age. Self-Directed Learning – a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies, and evaluating learning outcomes. Self-Directed Learning Readiness – the degree to which one perceives oneself to possess the attitudes and skills needed to be an effective self-directed learner. It is measured in the proposed study through the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS), developed by Guglielmino (1977). Review of Literature Before considering this body of literature, it is important to point out that research on qualify of life has not fallen within the exclusive domain of gerontologists. Quality of life is an issue that is relevant to persons of all ages and has been widely studied as such. Cantrill (1965), for instance, studied quality of life among

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