The Introduction (How has police brutality changed over the years?)


TOPIC: How has police brutality changed over the years?

Reflect: This week, we will continue the process of creating a professional research proposal. You will again apply what you have learned in POL470, this course, and your other political science courses to the development of this research proposal. Specifically, the introduction of your research proposal should provide your audience with a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish, and they should have a sense that this topic is important to you and that you are excited about this research and the potential results. In addition, the introduction should provide your audience with more information about your research question, and you should explain your research hypothesis or hypotheses. The additional information should also link your topic and hypothesis to the broader academic fields of study that encompass your research. Additionally, the introduction should explain what research designs/methods will be utilized in your research project. Finally, your proposal should determine some of the potential benefits that could result or accrue from your study. The introduction is an excellent opportunity to convince other political science professionals that you know what you are doing, that your topic is worth the effort, and that you will add something significant to the knowledge base of the profession of political science.

Write: In your essay of at least 5 pages, complete the following:

  • Discuss your research question.
    • State your research question and make sure it is clear and concise.
    • Is the research question feasible? Why or why not?
  • Defend your research hypothesis.
  • Describe the primary academic fields of study related to your topic.
  • Explain what research methods/design should be used to analyze your topic.
  • Explain the benefits of studying this topic.

The Introduction Paper

  • Must be at least 5 double-spaced pages (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least 4 appropriate sources.
    • Be sure to integrate the information from your sources . rather than simply inserting it.
    • The assigned paper you are analyzing each week will count as one of your three sources.
    • Other sources could include the course text and any of the required or recommended resources for this week.
  • Must document all sources in APA style
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement
  • Must include a conclusion that summarizes the main points and restates the thesis.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style Attached is last weeks paper to help out.