Assignment #4 - Written Design Research Paper
Due Date: August 9, 2010
Value: 15 points total
- 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
- 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
- Review of the Literature
- Significant of the Study
- Research Questions or Hypothesis
- Method(s) - depends on what you are writing
- Type of Design
- Independent Variables
- Dependent Variables
- Factors Jeopardizing Internal and External Validity
- Data Collection
- Data Analysis Procedures
- Strategy of Inquiry
- Research Setting
- 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
- Examples of past papers (PDF)