Assignments

Assignment #4 - Written Design Research Paper

Due Date: December 5

Value: 15 points total

Submission:

  • Post to the appropriate forum with your proposed topic by the due date on assignment 3.
  • Post to the course forum your assignment when completed (word doc).

  • Post to the appropriate forum with your proposed topic by the due date on assignment 3. The instructor will approve your topic. Your posting should include
    • Title
    • One paragraph on the study to be developed
    • Questions or hypothesis to be covered
    • Method to be developed
  • Write a 1500-2500 word research design paper on the topic approved (see examples below)
    • Paper should include references as necessary (5 minimum)
    • Paper should be in APA format
    • The student should apply concepts and principles conveyed during the earlier portions of the class.
    • The paper can either be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method in scope.
    • A paper will most likely include the following sections
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Review of the Literature
      • Significant of the Study
      • Research Questions or Hypothesis
      • Method(s) - depends on what you are writing
        • Quantitative
          • Procedures
          • Principle
          • Type of Design
          • Independent Variables
          • Dependent Variables
          • Factors Jeopardizing Internal and External Validity
          • Sample
          • Data Collection
          • Data Analysis Procedures
        • Qualitative
          • Strategy of Inquiry
          • Research Setting
          • Participants
          • Data Generation/Collection
          • Data Analysis
          • Study Report Type (how will the results be organized)
          • Rigor and Trustworthiness (how will it be attained and maintained)
      • Anticipated Results
      • References
  • Examples of past papers (PDF)