“The Effects of Parental Neglect on Types of Children ”
by Nancy Alkema

Nancy Alkema wrote "The Effects of Parental Neglect on Types of Children " in Child Development 133: Research Methods in Human Development. Her instructor, Kristen Weede Alexander, asked students to write an original research proposal. The assignment required students to "identify an area of interest in child development, conduct a library search to find relevant literature, design a feasible study to test a tangible research question, think about expected results and modes of analysis, and write a research proposal in the style of the discipline (American Psychological Association, APA)." Both Professor Weede Alexander and the reviewer for Writing the University felt that Nancy's essay is representative of writing, thinking, and researching in the social sciences.

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