The Public Perception of the Effectiveness of Capital Punishment in Reducing Violent Crime

In this assignment, you will begin drafting your research proposal. You will be developing the research proposal over the course of this class. The research proposal in its entirety will contain the following sections:

Chapter 1 Introduction (Unit 2)
Problem Statement
Purpose Statement
Chapter 2 Literature Review (Unit 4)
Chapter 3 Methodology (Unit 5)
Target Population
References (Units 1-8)
Appendix A Instrument (Unit 6)
In this assignment, you will use Research Proposal TemplatePreview the document provided to develop the assigned section.

Note: This course uses the discussion format for submitting content related to the research proposal. You are not required to post responses. This format allows you to see your classmates topics and resources. It also gives your instructor the opportunity to address issues that may arise after you submit the assignment on Thursday and provide feedback that concerns both individuals or the whole class. You will have the opportunity to make edits suggested by the instructor and resubmit by the Sunday final deadline without penalty to your grade for the assignment. You may find this helpful as your proceed through the course.

Use the template provided to complete Chapter 3 Methodology (see explanation below) of the research proposal template.
Post the Chapter 3 Methodology to the discussion post by Thursday 11:59 pm CT. (You will have the opportunity to make edits suggested by the instructor by the Sunday final deadline without penalty to your grade for the assignment.)
Address any instructor comments and questions for full credit by Sunday 11:59 pm CT.
Chapter 3 Methodology
The Methodology section is the most important section in the entire proposal, as it explains each step the researcher will take in order to conduct his or her research. This section discusses what measures the researcher will take in order to test the studys hypothesis. In this section, it is vital to include the following subheadings while expanding on them in as much detail as possible.

Target Population
Describe the target population which is the entire population from which you will select a sample group. Park -> Criminal -> Your sample

This section should include an expanded discussion of the sample. First, discuss the population under consideration. From where will participants be selected? Second, give the sampling method to be used. Lastly, list the elements that will be characteristic of the sample, such as gender, age, ethnicity, academic standing (junior, senior, other.)

In this paragraph, briefly describe the survey instrument. Discuss how the instrument(s) will measure the studys independent and dependent variables. Include and refer to survey instrument in Appendix A.

(The instrument is due in the next unit, however, you may want to begin designing here.)