Subject: Illicit drug use has been increasing in the United States, especially among school-age children. What are some of the factors that contribute to substance use, misuse, or abuse in these children?
Protection of Human Rights
In the research proposal, you should specify clearly who the participants will be, how they will be chosen, how many will participate, and whether there will be any special characteristics to look for. A description of how the participant’s human rights will be protected should be included. You should emphasize the Institutional Review Board (IRB) criteria and procedures that have to be met in order to be granted approval prior to study execution. In addition, written informed consent should be discussed.
Significance and Conclusion
You should discuss, in general, how your proposed research study has the potential to lead to a significant improvement over the reviewed related studies, and how it would benefit the field. (In other words, why should someone care? If you were applying for money to do this, why would someone fund you? If you wanted to publish your results, why would they be interesting?)