For this portion of the assignment, you will write a Mini Research Prospectus of 1,600-2,150 words in length using the Purpose Statement approved by your instructor in Part 1 of this assignment.

1) Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  a) Use your approved Purpose Statement from Mini Research Prospectus Part 1. In its final form for inclusion in this part of the assignment, the statement should be 100-150 words in length. (SEE BELOW (PURPOSE STATEMENT))

  b) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

2) Perform the following tasks to complete the assignment:

  a) Write a concise review of literature of 750-1,000 words that accomplishes the following:

  i) Identifies the main contributors to and the key theories in the research topic.

  ii) Critically examines the quality of prior research as well as the existing empirical issues, theoretical issues, and conflicts.

  iii) Critically examines the methods used to investigate the problem of interest and analyzes the differences in methodologies that may have contributed to varied research results. 

  iv) Develops the research question and guides the selection of the method.

    b) Write 750-1,000 words that describe the method you will use and that detail the steps you will take to answer your research question. This section must accomplish the following:

  i) Presents the design of the study and justify the use of a specific research method.

  ii) Describes and justifies how the data is to be collected, including the

  (1) Population (subjects) to be studied.

  (2) Data collection instruments to be used.

  (3) Data collection plan to be employed, which specifies the conditions under which data are to be collected.

  (4) Specific activities to be conducted that are intended to reduce bias and increase validity. 

  iii) Specifies the intended data analysis procedures and analytic tools to be used.


Purpose statement to correct and use:

The other research question aims at investigating the psychological influences on staff members within correctional facilities that lead to suicidal thoughts. The current body of literature focuses more on demographic factors related to suicide among correctional staff. This study aims at enriching the existing information by providing insights on the factors that lead to suicidal behavior among staff working in detention centers. The study will focus on the sexual, emotional, physical, physical neglect, and children trauma as the independent variables and feeling of self-harm the dependent. These will be measured through a semi-structure interview with the participants. The primary purpose of the study is to identify the relationship between the variables. The plan of the survey will be to explore the relationship between counseling practice and reduction of suicide events. In other words, the study will be focused on analyzing the most efficient counseling program best suited to combat this major epidemic taking over our correctional facilities.



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