Create and submit the Time Schedule for the proposed research and resources needed, as well as additional personnel, budget details, the consent forms, and the questions used for the survey/questionnaires/interviews. The questions and possible responses must support the research objective and the hypothesis. (How effective is positive thinking in the workplace). (Estimated length-five pages)
1. Time Schedule/Time Line: Propose how long the research process could take (hypothetically). remember that a proposal stops at the proposal stage and that there is no actual research conducted by you. You are to propose what you will do and when to carry out the study. (Estimated length-two paragraphs).
2. Resources Needed: List and explain all proposed resources (e.g., computers, programs, surveys, etc.) (Estimated length-two paragraphs.
3. Personnel: List the categories or types of assistance needed from others (not the participants) to conduct the proposed research. (Estimated length-one paragraph.
4. Budget: List all expenses proposed to incur during the research. Include all details for the proposed budget, and then add them up for a total proposed budget (Estimated length-half a page)
5. Needed Assurance/Clearances: Include the proposed releases needed for tests, surveys, or other instruments that may be used to conduct the research. Research involving humans require consent forms. Create and include the voluntary consent form for participant permission. See pages 80-81 of your textbook ( Estimated length-one page).
6. Surveys/Questionnaires/interviews: Create and include the list of question proposed to be asked for the research. Make sure the questions pertain to and support the problem statement, the objective of the study and the hypothesis. Include the possible answers when using a multiple choice or Likert format. (Estimated length-one to two pages)
7. References: List a minimum of five references used for the literature Review of this Research Proposal. Follow APA guidelines regarding use of references in text and in the reference page. Only references cited in the text are to be included in the reference page. (Estimated length-one paragraph. Each part of this assignment should be submitted in one document.
Literature Review References:
Appelbaum, E., Bernhardt, A. D., & Murnane, R. J. (2005). Low-wage America: how employers are reshaping opportunity in the workplace. New York: Russell Sage.
Bruce, A. (2006). How to motivate every employee: 24 proven tactics to spark productivity in the workplace. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Ford, L. (2005). Transform your workplace: 52 proven strategies to motivate, energize, and kick productivity up to the next level. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Mount, B. (2002). Mount. Richardson, Texas: B. Mount.
Pearce, R., & Trombley, L. (2010). Positive Messages Attempt To Improve Positive Thinking And Overall Positivity In The Workplace. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(9), A67-A67.
Rothwell, W. J., Hohne, C. K., & King, S. B. (2006). Human performance improvement building practitioner competence (2nd ed.). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Snyder, C. R., Lopez, S. J., & Pedrotti, J. T. (2011). Positive psychology: the scientific and practical explorations of human strengths (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE.
This is the Problem Statement
Due to the amount of time that many employees spend in their work place, it became important to look at the problems that result from negative thinking in the work place and hence bringing up the importance of positive thinking in the work place. It is realized that negative thinking in the work place has always been involved with poor mental health among the employees. This is because employees who have a positive work attitude are always able to cope with stressful situations in the work place. It is always noted that positive work attitude always comes with self motivation among the staff/employees. This therefore depicting that staff members who do not have positive attitude towards work tend not to be motivated and as a result lowering the motivation of their fellow staff members. This is quite evident among role models in any organization (Hiriyappa, 2013