Assignment 4: Methodological Assessment
Strategic Research Project Prep Assignment
Assignment 4 will require the student to identify a research methodology of a proposed project and relate it to two relevant sources published in the peer-reviewed literature. The following components should be included (APA Level 2 and 3 headings):
Research Question(s) and Setting (Context)
Restate the research question(s) from assignment 1, 2 or 3. Next, relate the question(s) with the context or setting which the questions apply. This should be an organization or educational setting where the research of the identified problem plan to be examined.
Participants or Stakeholders
Include the target population and the sample that you will use for generalizing about the target population. If participants are not the focus, then include the stakeholders that would benefit and/or retain interest in the proposed research project.
Identify the three major methods with which the stated research questions can be answered (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods). Next, select an action research design or mixed method design that would be best suited for carrying out the study (2-3 sentences). Provide a rationale as to why the selected design would be best suited in addressing the stated research questions.
Once the particular design has been established, then identify at least two studies that have utilized a similar design within the context that was noted above (educational or organizational).
Identify the following criteria from each study: (a) problem or area of focus; (b) research objectives; (c) research design; (d) data collection instruments and; (d) outcome. In the conclusion, detail the strengths and weaknesses of the study (3-5 sentences). Finally, offer recommendations for improvement for future research (3-5 sentences).
I have attached assignment 3 from where the research question should come from.
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