Create the first draft of your prospectus. Write a paper in APA format that will provide a background on your topic of research (Introduction) and include a section titled â€œProblem Statementâ€. Next, define the â€œPurpose of the Studyâ€ and clearly identify your research questions. Add another section, titled â€œNature of the Studyâ€ and explain key methodological considerations, including type and the design of your proposed research. You will need to properly define your proposed method of data collection, including any sampling considerations. If data is collected through a survey, identify the desired sample size and discuss the survey instrument (including issues related to reliability and validity of your survey.) For archival data, identify sources of data. Finally, provide definitions for all variables that will be used in your study.