Add this portion to the revised Portions A+B
Additional 1-2 pages (not including title/reference/abstract pages)
Submit one document with portions A+B+C with one title page and one reference page.
Your task for this portion of the paper is to explore one research method that could be used in your proposed study.
You must use high-quality published sources to support your paper. High quality sources are academic books and articles in refereed journals (either print or online). You may NOT use non-refereed websites (i.e., Wikipedia) or textbooks as sources. You may only use the text from this course to explain the methodology and to define terms related to the methodology.
Part of the assessment of your paper will be the quality of the research materials you can find. Use book materials and peer-reviewed articles, not quick summary webpages. Look in the citations and reference bibliographies of books and articles to find additional things to look at.
“The Encyclopedia of Communication Theory” is a useful resource for gathering information about your theory. This resource is linked under the Resources menu item in Blackboard.
Refereed articles can be found by searching academic databases such as PsychInfo, Communication Mass Media Complete, EbscoHost, etc. Also feel free to ask for suggestions. All sources used in writing the paper should be cited within the text of the paper and in a reference list at the end of the paper in APA style. (See the videos and APA style guide linked under the Resources menu on Blackboard.)
Your paper should be well written and clearly organized (introduction, body, conclusion), and should have a clear central thesis (main point). It should be professionally presented
and completely free of typographical, spelling, usage, and grammatical errors. The title of your paper, your name, the date, and number and name of this course should appear on the title page. Pages should be numbered in the APA format page header. You do not need an abstract for this paper.
The paper should be typed with normal fonts (Times New Roman, 12 point), double-spaced, and one inch margins on all sides. As with all assignments, you should comply with APA guidelines. Use section headings to show the organization of your paper. The bold items in the guidelines above could be used for your section headings. Remember, this is a proposal for a study, so you will be writing in the future tense. Also, remember to write in third person singular (e.g., this paper, this study, the researcher, etc.)