Quantitative, Qualitative, Or Mixed Methods Analysis
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
Quantitative, Qualitative, Or Mixed Methods Analysis
Type: Individual Project
Unit: Research Evaluation
Due Date: Wed, 3/14/18
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible: 150
Points Earned: 0
Deliverable Length: 1,250–1,500 words
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As you complete the study of validity, you should be considering how you will produce a complete research plan geared towards a homeland security, criminal justice, or emergency management issue for the final week’s assignment.
Throughout the term, you have been introduced to many concepts related to conducting social science research. By the end of the term, you must synthesize what you’ve learned and produce, execute in part, and write up results of a complete research plan.
You may draw a topic from any of the illustrations used in past weeks or any topic of your choosing related to the fields of homeland security, criminal justice, or emergency management.
- Choose a topic, and describe why it should be studied. What is the problem or condition you seek to consider and evaluate, and why will the results of your study matter for social science and for policy makers?
- Find at least 3 external sources that address a topic relative to yours to produce a miniversion of a comprehensive literature review. Use journal articles, government documents, texts, testimony, official manuals, and other credible resources only.
- Provide each source’s bibliographic reference here in accordance with APA style guidelines.
- Summarize briefly what exists—or does not exist—in the literature review that provides a starting point for your project. This point should inform the choices you make in answering the questions below.
- If your topic seems to be difficult, you may want to start anew with a narrower focus.
- Create a research question or questions. Look back at narratives from previous weeks for guidance on this.
- Identify and explain your research constructs.
- Create 1 or more hypotheses.
- Fully operationalize each variable. Make certain that this step is as extensive as possible.
- Explain how and why your form of operationalization for each variable will help you avoid the threats to validity you learned about this week.
- What approach will you employ to study your topic—quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods analysis?
- Define the parameters for the population you will study as a whole, draw samples from, or combine methods for.
- How will you extend any findings from this population to a larger one?
- Fully defend the choices you are making.
- Explain what research instruments you plan to use for any and all phases of your research.
- Fully defend the choices you are making.
- Outline how you will proceed in conducting your study.
- What forms of data collections will you use, and why did you choose them?
- Explain the findings you expect to reveal.
- Consider and forecast the form your data output will be in.
- Estimate what process you will use to interpret and report your findings (you cannot do much more without conducting your research).
- Provide an outline for your entire research plan.
Please submit your assignment.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Salkind: Chapter 5
- Evaluate research on the basis of its construct validity, internal validity, external validity, and statistical validity.
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QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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