Final Action Research Proposal [WLO: 1, 2][CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] The summative assignment for ECE 660, the Final Action Research Proposal , will consist of five major sections that you have constructed throughout the course. Based on the feedback you have received each week from classmates, colleagues, and your instructor, you are expected to continuously refine, revise, and “polish” each section to include in the final proposal. The required sections for your Final Action Research Proposal are as follows: Heading 1: Introduction Heading 2: Literature Review Heading 3: Intervention Planning and Ethical Considerations Heading 4: Data Collection, Instruments, and Procedures Heading 5: Author’s Reflection References Appendix A: Instrument When putting together your Final Action Research proposal , be sure to use the appropriate APA format for your headings for each section. You may want to review the anchor paper in the course or the to ensure you are organizing and formatting your paper correctly. *Reminder to Students: Remember to save all copies of your work throughout the course as you will use each assignment as part of the Final Action Research Proposal . For many of the discussions and assignments, you are building on your work each week, so it is appropriate to use content from your discussions in your weekly assignments, generally expanding and extending concepts and sections as you progress from week to week. You will have the opportunity to make revisions to each section of your proposal based on instructor and peer feedback prior to your final version in the Final Action Research Proposal , so be sure to revisit the feedback you have received from your instructor and classmates each week to continuously refine your proposal throughout the course. Content Expectations Introduction (revised and refined from the Week Three assignment) Context for the Proposed Study: In one paragraph, describe your current professional role and setting. If you are not working in early childhood education at this time, you can use a previous or future role that aligns with your career goals and interests. Purpose and Educational Significance: In one to two paragraphs, explain the purpose of your study and the student outcomes you want to influence. Further, discuss the literature or research that indicates why this is an important area to address in education. Explanation of Problem: In two paragraphs, explain a statement of the problem or situation that led to this interest or why you want to pursue this topic. Population: In one paragraph, describe the target population (age/grade, quantity of participants, students or adults). Explain why you have chosen this target population for the study, including details about why this population is appropriate for the study. One Research Question: Develop one research question that aligns with your area of focus and clearly addresses what you hope to answer and influence in this.