Beyond the broad approaches of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, there are many research designs. While the broader research approach decision is often based on what you want to know, the research design informs how you will get it. In this unit, you will choose a research design for your topic.
In your 3–4 page write up, make sure to include the following:
Describe the research design chosen and include the variables and concepts (for example, phenomenology, ethnography, case study, correlational, experimental, or survey research).
Describe why you chose the proposed design over the other options, including the advantages that this type of study has over the other options.
Propose a data collection strategy.
Consider the ethical and legal considerations in the proposed data collection.
Be sure to support your decisions with academic and scholarly literature. You may use the textbook to help you support your design decisions.
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA current edition style and formatting.
Length of paper: 3–4 typed double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.