Drunk Driving in Nigeria Research Proposal by Nicky

Drunk Driving in Nigeria
A study proposal on the social and economic impact of drunk driving in Nigeria.
# 149226 | 1,974 words | 13 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2011 in Law (International) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Research Designs (General)

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The paper explains that the purpose of the proposed study is to identify the historic and current incidence of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Nigeria, as well as any relevant cultural factors that tend to contribute to this practice in order to determine what legal and social interventions might be best suited to addressing this serious problem. The paper specifically plans to research the social and economic impacts of drunken driving in Nigeria today, the current legal penalties in place for driving while intoxicated, the steps taken by Nigerian law enforcement to address this problem in recent years and the best practices identified by countries with comparable social dimensions. The paper outlines the importance of the study, the research design and method, the data collection and analysis and the rationale behind this study. Diagrams and tables as well as an appendix with a draft survey are included int the paper.

Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Research Questions
Importance of Study
Research Design
Research Method
Selection of Participants
Data Collection and Analysis
Rationale of Study

From the Paper:

"The research method to be used by the proposed study will be a mixed methodology, consisting of a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning the incidences, typical causes and any cultural factors currently associated with drunk driving in general and drunk driving in Nigeria in particular. The use of a literature review is highly consistent with the guidance from numerous social researchers who recommend reviewing what is known about a topic as the research proceeds. For example, according to Fraenkel and Wallen (2001), "Researchers usually dig into the literature to find out what has already been written about the topic they are interested in investigating. Both the opinions of experts in the field and other research studies are of interest. Such reading is referred to as a review of the literature" (p. 48). A well conducted literature review, though, also provides a comprehensive analysis of the studies and empirical observations reported so that their reliability, validity and relevance can be measured and an informed opinion formed concerning general trends and causes. Therefore, the proposed study will seek to provide this level of analysis in the literature review so that new insights and observations can be gained by providing a unique perspective on an important social problem and what gaps exist in the extant literature."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Davenport, M. T. (2006). Deportation and driving: Felony DUI and reckless driving as crimes of violence. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 96(3), 849-850.
  • Dennis, C., & Harris, L. (2002). Marketing the e-business. London: Routledge.
  • Durkin, K. F., Wolfe, S. E. & May, R. W. (2007). Social bond theory and drunk driving in a sample of college students. College Student Journal, 41(3), 734-735.
  • Fraenkel, J. R. & Wallen, N. E. (2001). Educational research: A guide to the process. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Gratton, C., & Jones, I. (2003). Research methods for sport studies. New York: Routledge.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Drunk Driving in Nigeria (2011, November 30) Retrieved May 21, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/drunk-driving-in-nigeria-149226/

MLA Format

"Drunk Driving in Nigeria" 30 November 2011. Web. 21 May. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/drunk-driving-in-nigeria-149226/>