Specifically, present a one paragraph background of the topic area. Then, write one paragraph that contains your problem statement (start this paragraph with, “The problem to be addressed in this study is”).
Then, provide one to three overarching research question(s) that, if answered, would accomplish the goals of your research and resolve all/part of the research problem. Finally, write one quantitative hypothesis to test in this proposed study. Remember, a hypothesis is a supposition about a relationship between variables, so focus on one variable having an effect on another.