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Submit a formal research paper using a graduate level research question and hypothesis you developed. NO PRIOR APPROVAL IS REQUIRED. I treat my students as mature learners.
Here is the specific format:
Title Page (APA format)
Abstract – follow APA formatting
Introduction (single Research Question and Hypothesis)
Literature Review (Note this is not an annotated bibliography but a Literature Review)
Methodology – don’t simply state qualitative methodology. Content Analysis? Case Study?
Analysis & Findings
Conclusion and Recommendations
Methodology: This section provides the reader with a description of how you carried out your qualitative research project, and the variables you identified and analyzed. It describes any special considerations and defines any limitations and terms specific to this project, if necessary. This section can be brief or more complicated, depending on the project, written in a single page.
Analysis and Findings: They are not the same as conclusions. In the analysis component of this section you identify how you analyzed the data. The second part is the finding you got from your analysis of the data. The findings are the facts that you developed, not your interpretation of the facts. That interpretation is conducted in the conclusions and recommendations section of the paper. Findings will come from the prior research you examined and your analysis of those prior findings to create new findings for your paper. While there may be some facts that are such that they will stand and translate to your paper, the intent is to create new knowledge, so you will normally analyze the data to create your own findings of what facts that data represents.
Conclusions and Recommendations: This is the section where you give your interpretation of the data. Here you tell the reader what the findings mean. Often the conclusions and recommendations sections will mirror the findings in construct as the researcher tells the reader what that researcher sees as the meaning of that data, their conclusions. Then, drawing on those conclusions, the researcher tells the reader what they believe needs to be done to solve/answer the research question. This section may include recognition of any needs for further research and then finishes with a traditional conclusion to the paper as a whole.
Remember, your paper should seek to answer a question that helps to solve the research question and validates or culls your hypothesis.
Length: Minimum of 10-12 pages double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font. This includes the abstract and reference page. This requires you to write with word economy. Papers over 12 pages will receive a penalty.
Citations/References: You must use the APA style for this assignment. A minimum of 10 outside peer references required.
Submission: All work is to be original submitted as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm on the due date. All work should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted as an attachment.
Grading: All submissions will be graded using the attached rubric. DO NOT USE PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED MATERIAL. This will result in an Academic Integrity Violation.
Cover Sheet – APA formatted
Abstract 150-300 words max
Introduction 1-2 pages
Lit Review 6-8 pages
Methodology (Do not simply explain that you are using “qualitative” methodology) what specific type…Case Study?/ What Theory are you using?
Analysis 2-3 pages
Conclusion 1-2 pages
Strict adherence to APA is required.
Length: 10-12 pages double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font left justified format.
Citations/References: You must use APA style for this assignment. The must be at least 15 scholarly sources