Research Study Question(s) or Hypothesis(es), Research Design, and Data Types[WLOs: 3, 4] [CLOs: 3, 6]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapters 10, 11, and 12 from the course text, Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel, as needed.
This week, you will complete the first part of the methods section for the Research Design Proposal. The methods section is the step-by-step description of what the research question or hypothesis is, how the data will be collected, and how that data will be analyzed to support the research question or hypothesis. You must use at least one scholarly source, as outlined in the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. table, in addition to the course text.
This section of the proposal should have the following sections:
- Research Question or Hypothesis: The research question(s) is(are) the question(s) the research study wants to answer. There can be more than one research question in quantitative studies. A hypothesis is not a question but rather a statement about the relationship between two or more variables. To develop a hypothesis, you need the variables, the population, and the relationship between the variables. In this section of your paper,
- Create your research question(s) or hypothesis(es) for your research study, and
- Provide the rationale.
- For information on how to develop a research question or hypothesis, review the Writing Center resource Narrowing a Topic and Developing a Research QuestionLinks to an external site..
- Design: The research design reflects the overall plan or strategy to unite the components of the study, ensuring you will effectively address the research problem. In this section of your paper,
- State the research design of the study, the independent and dependent variables, and what the task will be (e.g., what you will have the participants do).
- Data Type: In this section of your paper,
- Describe the statistical techniques to be used to analyze the data.
- Determine whether the data is primary or secondary.
- Provide a rationale for your specific data analysis decisions.
- Cite at least one peer-reviewed source on the chosen analysis technique.
The Research Study Question(s) or Hypothesis(es), Research Design, and Data Types paper
- must be one to two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft WordLinks to an external site. resource.
- must include a separate title [page] with the following in title case:
- title of paper in bold font
- Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
- student’s name
- name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
- course name and number
- instructor’s name
- due date
- title of paper in bold font
- must utilize academic voice.
- See the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
- must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.
- Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & ConclusionsLinks to an external site. and Writing a Thesis StatementLinks to an external site., refer to the Writing Center resources.
- must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
- To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and Easy Library ResearchLinks to an external site. tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
- must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site. guide.
- must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center.
- See the APA: Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.