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Independent Research Project Proposal Form
Overview: Prepare a proposal that documents the project that you plan to do by completing the following information.
Tentative title of your project.
Team members (3
Introduction to the problem.
In essence, this will be a short literature review - a survey of the topic that
you plant to study. It should contain at least one primary reference
(journal article). Essentially, this is the "introduction" of a scientific
paper. At least one page.
Summarize the question(s) that you
will be testing.
State the hypothesis(s) that you
Describe the procedures that
you will follow in as much detail as possible. Include concentrations of
all chemicals, amounts required, etc.
List the materials that you
will require. Include everything - be thorough.
Indicate any special safety procedures
that you will need to follow.
Prepare blank tables that will
be used to collect our raw data.
Prepare blank tables/graphs
that will be used to collect your raw data.
Identify any statistical tests
that you will use to analyze your data.
Cite any references that you
consulted (at least one; final paper must have at least three primary
Indicate desired start date.
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