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Diablo Valley College Regulating the Legality of AR 15 Research Proposal

Diablo Valley College Regulating the Legality of AR 15 Research Proposal

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Your Research Proposal should include the following. Please label each section in your document.

  1. Research question and context. (2 points each question = 6 points)
    1. What question will you be exploring?
    2. Why does this question need to be asked?
    3. What do you hope to learn from the project?
  2. Research conversation. (2 points each question = 6 points) This part requires some preliminary research. To help you develop an argument, you’ll need to figure out and state in the proposal:
    1. What is controversial about your topic?
    2. Based on the research you’ve done so far, what have experts on this topic been saying? What do they agree or disagree about?
    3. How can you contribute to this debate or conversation?
  3. Search strategy. (1 point each question = 5 points) Explain your search strategy:
    1. What search terms did you use, and why did you use these terms?
    2. Which search terms were the most helpful, and why?
    3. Where did you use these search terms (database, Google Scholar, etc.)?
    4. What kinds of sources will you use to explore your question?
      1. Background? Exhibits? Argument? Method/Theory? (See BEAM: Kinds of Sources.pdfDownload BEAM: Kinds of Sources.pdf for details)
    5. What sources do you think will be most useful, and why?
  4. Research challenges. (1 point each question = 2 points)
    1. What challenges do you anticipate (locating sufficient sources, managing the project, finding a position to take)?
    2. What resources are available to help you meet these challenges?