Use the provided template to develop a qualitative research proposal to examine

Use the provided template to develop a qualitative research proposal to examine a specific question related to a chosen topic in your career field. Include a minimum of five scholarly references.
Social scientists are interested in studying how the Internet and its related technologies facilitate the learning process. We know that more people have access today to educational opportunities due to the advances in technology, and in many ways, this is a wonderful benefit for our society. However, what are the social implications of attending college, high school, middle school, and even younger grades online? What are the physical consequences of being wired for so long on a given day, particularly for children? How have teaching and learning changed as a result of technological advances? All this and more will be considered in this assessment.
The Assessment 6 Context document contains important information on the following topics:
Online learning at all ages.
Step 1: Select a Topic
Considering what you have learned about the field of cyberpsychology, choose one of these topics that interests you or pertains to your current job or future career:
Artificial intelligence.
Augmented reality.
Big data.
Blogging or microblogging.
Cloud computing.
Cloud forensics.
Criminal networks.
Digital divide.
E-commerce or consumer behavior.
Embedded computation.
Enterprise architecture.
Enterprise analytics.
Energy efficiency.
Ergonomic issues.
Health care.
H–CI (Human–computer interface).
Individual differences.
Influence and persuasion.
Internet addiction.
Mobile technology.
National security.
Online learning or virtual high school.
Physiological interaction.
Product development.
Real-time analytics.
Shadow IT.
Social networking.
Support groups.
User customization.
Virtual gaming.
Step 2: Identify Unanswered Problems or Issues
Research the scholarly literature and reliable media to identify unanswered problems or issues related to a specific issue or problem (from the list above) in a career field.
Note the following:
References should be mostly scholarly in nature. In other words, you should direct your research to professional psychology journals and texts, and current articles from the media (for example, articles from PewResearch, professional journals, and respected media).
The Psychology Research Guide will help you locate appropriate sources.
Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information for this purpose but may be useful for background information. Do not cite Wikipedia.
Complete each section of the Qualitative Research Proposal Template [DOCX] to complete your research proposal. If you are not familiar with writing a research question, below are some suggestions for writing a research question:
Ask a primary (or main) question and then, if necessary, follow with sub-questions that will lead to the primary question. For example, you may ask “How does social networking help people to feel connected?” Sub-questions may include, “What ways do people use social networking?” or “How is connectedness measured?”
Recognize your own biases as you ask your question. For example, you may believe that social networking is a waste of time, but you should ask your question in a neutral manner. For example, “What does the research show about the psychosocial impact of social networking?” is a neutral question. “Why social networking?” is not a neutral question.
Use question words to guide your work: How? What? Why? Where? When? With whom?
Ensure your question is answerable by consulting research sources (such as the Internet and the Capella University Library).
Additional Requirements
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Formatting: Format references according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Use Microsoft Word.
Number of resources: Include a minimum of five scholarly references.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Describe the evolution of the field of cyberpsychology, along with implications for future.
Describe the benefit of the proposed research for the field of cyberpsychology.
Describe the benefit of the proposed research to a specific career field.
Competency 4: Evaluate the methods, procedures, and techniques useful in the conduct of empirical research within cyberpsychology.
Explain the methods, procedures, and techniques to be used in the proposed study.
Evaluate the pros and cons of research methodology and tools for the proposed research study.
Competency 5: Evaluate problems, conflicts, and unresolved issues in the study of cyberpsychology through critical thinking.
Examine unanswered questions from scholarly literature related to a career field.
Write a research statement for a qualitative research proposal to advance a specific career field.
APA Resources
Because this is a psychology course, you need to format this assessment according to APA guidelines.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.
APA Paper Template [DOCX].
Resources: Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
The resources provided here are optional. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The Psychology Library Research Guide can help direct your research.
Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
Assessment 6 Context.
Lazar, J., Feng, J. H., & Hochheiser, H. (2017). Research methods in human-computer interaction. Elsevier Science & Technology.
Chapter 1 provides an introduction and overview to human-computer interaction (HCI) research, with some history and changes in topics and research methods over time.
Chapter 14 addresses online and ubiquitous HCI research issues.
Pew Research Center. (2018). Internet & Technology. Retrieved from
Resources: Identifying a Gap in the Literature
Levitt, H. M., Bamberg, M., Creswell, J. W., Frost, D. M., Josselson, R., & Suarez-Orozco, C. (2018). Journal article reporting standards for qualitative primary, qualitative meta-analytic, and mixed methods research in psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board Task Force Report. American Psychologist, 73(1), 26–46.
This article provides details on the components of qualitative research requirements for publication based on APA standards. Many pages of tables provide an overview of the research expectations and requirement
Resources: Writing a Research Proposal
Library Research & Information Literacy Skills.
Lazar, J., Feng, J. H., & Hochheiser, H. (2017). Research methods in human-computer interaction. Elsevier Science & Technology.
Chapter 1 provides an introduction and overview to human-computer interaction (HCI) research, discussing some history and changes in topics and research methods over time.
Chapter 15 addresses working with human subjects in HCI research.
Taylor, S. J., Bogdan, R., & DeVault, M. (2015). Introduction to qualitative research methods : A guidebook and resource. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of qualitative research.
Chapter 2 addresses research design and writing a research proposal.

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