Research Methods

Assignment 1:

Your readings this week have provided you with an overview of various types of research methodologies falling under Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methodology research. How do these three approaches differ? What similarities do they share? Discuss each approach below. Include in your discussion comparisons of epistemologies, types of knowledge, and assumptions of each approach. Post your initial discussion  in 400-500 words.By Thursday, March 12, 2015

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

This assignment will help you make a preliminary decision on the research method you would like to pursue for the topic that you have already identified. You are encouraged to use the research topic that you pursued in course …… since you have already completed a literature review for that topic.

Initial post: Provide your topic and and then explain why you selected the research method.( please see attachements)


Assignment 2

Step 1: Select THREE manuscripts in your area of discipline to examine throughout this course: 1 qualitative study, 1 quantitative study and 1 mixed methods study.( please see attachements)

Critique the manuscripts using the checklists below. You will be using these research articles to help you understand what exactly goes into the research methods for dissertations and other research. Each module you will identify specific elements in these research articles relating specifically to that module. These will serve as great examples for what you will need to do in your own research!

Complete the following research manuscript critique for each selected article.

·         Manuscript Reference: (Include the APA style Reference here)

·         Type of Study: (Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods)

·         Research Topic: (Identify the phenomenon of interest.)

·         Purpose of the Study: (Briefly, in 1-3 sentences, describe the purpose or significance of the study)

·         Overarching Research Question or Theory: (What is the primary research question or theory for this study?)

·         Specific Research Questions/ Philosophical Underpinnings: (Include the specific research questions, hypotheses or philosophical underpinnings for each study.)

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.





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