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BELOW IS PART OF THE GRADING RUBRIC
These are your research questions (what you plan to measure/examine). This section may also be in paragraph form. Research questions must be individual questions that each measures only one item (one question = one measurement). A couple of questions are expected in this section (typically 2 to 5). You MUST put these questions in traditional null hypotheses format.
If you are conducting a qualitative study, you may use your research questions.
For example: There is no statistical significant difference between someone who grows up in a poor neighborhood and someone from a middle or upper class neighborhood likely involvement in crime (quantitative design would use this example).
For example: If someone grows up in a poor neighborhood, they will be more likely to be involved with crime than someone in a middle or upper class neighborhood.
The Research Design Section:
•Identification and operationalization (measurement) of variables.
•A sampling plan (i.e., study population and sampling procedures, if appropriate).
•Justification of case studies used.
•Data collection/sources (secondary literature, archives, interviews, surveys, etc.).
•a summary of analysis procedures (pattern-matching, etc.); and
•Limitations of study and bias discussion.
In short, your research design should be the “step by step” directions that would enable a researcher to carry out and execute your research should you be unable to conduct the study yourself. (Think of this as directions from how to get to point A to point B. This detail is necessary as it demonstrates that you understand how to best do your research for your topic.)
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