For this assignment, you will select a problem or question that needs answering by drawing from science-based aspects of your personal life or your professional life. This problem or question will form the foundation on which you will build your subsequent assignments in this course.

First, determine and explain the purpose of your proposed research.

Second, develop the research problem and research question. Explain any relevant background insights you have gathered to develop the problem statement and question.

Third, compare qualitative and quantitative research methods. Choose which you feel would work best for this research proposal, and explain why.

Finally, offer possible approaches that could be used in your research. Explain the rationale for your choices.

Your proposal must be at least three pages in length. You must use a minimum of three academically reliable sources to support your proposal. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.