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Research design proposal


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This is a design proposal for our spring 2012 project

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Research design proposal

  1. 1. Adrienne Alpha and Katie Locke10th Honors World Literature/CompositionLester and Hamilton29 March 2012 Research Design ProposalResearch Paper Topic- What our research project is going to be about is the evolution of Shell Shock or PTSD.We want to know what information we know about PTSD now compared to what we knewabout it in past wars or theories we assumed. We will investigate what PTSD is, and what weassumed or thought about it in world war 1 up to the current vietnam war. We will alsoresearch what kind of research has been or is going on to advance in the knowledge of PTSD.What We Know about the Topic at This Point and Why We’re Interested in This Topic- What we already know about PTSD is that it was once called shell shock and that themilitary and doctors assumed that it was because the soldier was close to an explosion but laterwe found out that was not the case. The military believe that soldiers who fled and had shellshock or PTSD were just scared and a shame to the military and were shot. Now a days weknow that PTSD is a mental illness. We are interested in this topic because illness or just thehuman mind is very interesting to me and id like to find out how this illness works and ways tohelp it. I have already learned a lot about PTSD because of mrs. Guyers class and the books
  2. 2. weve read and the talks weve had in class. I Am interested in learning a lot more about thistopic and going deeper into the subject.What We Want To Learn- What we hope to learn researching this topic is what PTSD is and the symptoms thatcome with it.We want to learn if the soldiers act a certain way and how they came to get thisillness. We will research when PTSD started appearing in soldiers and how veterans deal withthe symptoms and if they ever recover. We want to see the ways it used to be treated and thetreatments available today. We want to understand how far weve come with research andtreatment on shell shock/PTSD since it first began.Our Initial List of Questions We Have About Our Topic- ○ What is PTSD? ○ When did Shellshock begin? ○ What were the first thoughts by the military about Shellshock? ○ What are the symptoms of PTSD? ○ How does PTSD make veterans feel? ○ How has our knowledge of PTSD changed over time? ○ How many veterans/soldiers have PTSD? ○ What are our methods for treating PTSD?
  3. 3. ○ How did we treat PTSD in the past? ○ What percent of Veterans have PTSD that did not fight on the front? ○ What else can go along with having PTSD?Our Three Primary Research Questions- ● What is PTSD? ● What are the Symptoms of PTSD? ● How can we treat PTSD?Our Research Plan- Throughout our pre-search process so far, we feel that Gale Opposing Viewpoints is ourmain source of information because it has a lot of information and sub-topics underneath ourmain topic which is PTSD. We also used Facts on File Video, to find videos that relate to ourtopic and we can use later in our Multi-genre final product. We are organizing our informationinto a timeline based structure. From articles and information from the past up to currentevents. As of right now we plan on using symbaloo to organize all the websites we need tobookmark and to keep everything organized in one place. For all of our databases, books, andvideo citations we are going to be using easybib. Since we are working together on the projectit is essential to have access to all the information each individual finds, so we plan on puttingall our information into a shared google document. This way we will always access no matterwhat
  4. 4. Content Creation Tools- For our multi-genre research project we plan on having 3 main questions, and undereach question we will have 2 sub-questions. To answer these sub-questions and questions weplan on using a variety of different tools to express the research information we find. The toolswe plan on using are as followed: videos, glogster pages, a word jumble, animoto, pictures, andpoems.Final Learning Product- Our final product is a multi-genre text, and will all be digital. We feel like it will be thebest way to portray our information and research because it is a medium between ourindividual creativity abilities and is a way in which we will enjoy putting everything together. Forour topics and subtopics, we plan on using a shaping sheet to organize all of our information.Preliminary Bibliography- Works Cited "Executive Brief." National Journal (2009). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. < tailsWindow?
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  7. 7. %7CA155925426&userGroupName=cant48040&jsid=2292a452687669621ca4467eea83d201>."Returning Troops Face Both Physical and Mental Challenges." 2010: 76. Gale OpposingViewpoints In Context. Web. 28 Mar. 2012.<>."Study Data from Mental Health Institute Provide New Insights into Post-TraumaticStress Disorders." 2011: 62. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 28 Mar. 2012.<>.Thomas, Peggy. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Farmington Hills, MI: Lucent, 2008.Print. Diseases & Disorders."Treatment of PTSD: An Assessment of the Evidence." Report Brief. Institute ofMedicine, 2007. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.<
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