1. What is your research question? (Try phrasing it as “What is the effect of X on Y?’) 2. What is your hypothesis (a.k.a. the alternative hypothesis)? 3. What is your null hypothesis? 4. What is the independent variable? (Name it and provide a good operational definition). 5. What are the levels of the independent variable? (What conditions will all of your participants experience?) 6. Explain how you will address the threat to internal validity from sequence effects. 7. What is the dependent variable? How will you measure it? 8. Who is your population of interest? To whom do you want to generalize your study? 9. What is one concern you have about validity for your study? How will you address it?
10. How will you sample this population (i.e., sampling approach)? How will you recruit participants?