Topic: Coffee in Sub-Saharan Africa Research Proposal Assignment: Natural Sciences & Technology
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BioOne BioOne is our biology focused source. Great for animals (be sure to search using the scientific name).
GreenFile Environmentally focused, GreenFile covers information about the human impact on the environment.
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Health Source (Nursing/Academic Edition) Another health-based database.
Please answer the following questions about your potential social sciences topic. Refer to the Research Proposal examples for models and be sure to review the guidelines below.
Topic: I am investigating current and ongoing research on this focused science topic within our geographic region of Sub Saharan Africa: (see Prezi at bottom of Topics page on Research Guide):
Questions: Here are three focused questions I have about my topic:
Research Question: My working research question/hypothesis is: (**see Prezi on Research Questions to the right of Social Science Topics on the Research Guide):
Significance: Significance: The topic/problem is significant because . . . .(consider cause/effect, consequences, impact and influence of the topic)
My preliminary research shows me this about my topic:
Three or more keywords and phrases to help search for sources:
The scientific name for my topic (or jargon of this subject area) include:
Working Bibliography: Initial Working Bibliography (6-8+ potential sources; APA citations). Limit Web sites to no more than 40%. Limit sources to 1990-2014:
-No more than one source should be a reference work such as Credo or Britannica.
-At least four (4) of your sources should include or be based on statistics, observation, case study, survey results, or other field research*. *Note that this does NOT mean you will be conducting field research. But the sources you use should be based on the results of field research.
-Specialized databases for natural sciences include :