Sociology The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health Presentation

Add the following 


The abstract is written after organizing and finalizing the research proposal sections; it can also introduce a draft proposal

Include key areas from the Introduction Sections, Literature Review, Design/Methodology, Limitations/Delimitations, and Conclusions/Summaries 


Brief background information on the topic (provide a context to set up your project)

Statement of the Problem/Need for the Research/Knowledge Gaps/Etc. (note the problem, need, the gaps, and how your research can help address this concern) 

Research Question(s) (one specific question, no more than three is suggested; you can have an overarching questions and sub-questions)

Hypothesis (sometimes used in qualitative research; mostly used under certain quantitative research)

Theoretical Framework (if applicable, clearly state the lens, theory, guiding framework you’ll use)

Purpose of the Study (what you are going to do, how you are going to do this, and why you are going to do this)

Significance of the study (for research, practice, policy; note the micro? and macro-level issue/implications, as relevant)

Literature Review 

Identify the types of literature included in this section (former studies, reports, key concepts, theories, pilot data)

Use the literature to support your project (addresses a knowledge gap, provides an alternative explanation, adds to/expands an area, other researches/field authorities indicate support, etc.)

Use this section to also support your theoretical frame, if used, as well as study design, study methods, etc.

Demonstrate your understanding of the research overarching project area/specific topic (show you are well?read, indicate that you scoped out the relevant literature critically and thoroughly)

Design & Methodology 

Provide details related to the design, note the types of methods, and explain how methods will be utilized

Describe the methods used: qualitative (interviews, focus groups, observation, ethnography, document/text analysis, etc.); quantitative (experimentation, surveys, etc.); or mixed methods (qualitative & quantitative, such as interviews, observations, surveys, experiments)

Note sample characteristics, how the sample will be identified, how you will work with the sample (sample can refer to people, places, documents, other artifacts)

If experimental/quantitative, describe the independent and dependent variables, your measurements, facilitating validity and generalizability

Describe how you will collect and analyze your data (tape record, take video, observe, secondary sources, transcriptions, use of coding, identify patterns/themes, applying a theoretical framework, statistical analysis)

Talk about ensuring confidentiality and adhering to ethics throughout your data collection and analysis stages

Outline your steps using a research timeline (to illustrate a start date, midpoint, conclusion)

Limitations & Delimitations

Limitations are influences that cannot be controlled or cannot be avoided due to research setup, timeline, issues that arise, etc. 

Delimitations define the parameters (scope/limits/boundaries) of the research

Dissemination Plan 

How will the findings be shared? (academic journals/papers/conferences; practitioner reports/booklets/presentations; social media/websites)


Briefly restate main research proposal parts, including background, need, question(s), methods, significance (micro- and macro-levels), etc. 


Cited accordingly using the appropriate format (APA, ASA, MLA, etc.)

Appendices (this section is often part of a fully developed research proposal; usually not included with an abstract or a presentation, but you may)

Include supplemental information (interview questions, focus group questions, survey questions; analysis protocols; code book; etc.) 

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