Research Methods Projects:
Topics for Projects:
1. Discriminatory Treatment of women in the United States employed as Law
2. Compare the Felony Arrest Rates of White Males vs. Hispanic Males in the Southwest United States.
3. Reversal of criminal convictions in the State of Florida based on prejudice, racism or
4. Compare cases of Police Corruptions in the State of California vs. the State of New York.
Topics are assigned by the First Letter of Students Last
Topic #1: A thru F
Topic #2: G thru L
Topic #3: M thru R
Topic #4: S thru Z
The Research Plan/Design:
The Problem/Question is one of the assigned Topics listed
The Literature review will provide the student with the
information to respond to the designated section of the project.
1. The Literature Review will consist of the following:
The information used to complete this assignment must collected from a minimum of 5 professionally written publications on the assigned topics. The information MUST be from reputable/reliable sources. The
articles reviewed must have been published from 2008 to present. No information published BEFORE 2008 is acceptable. The review of the articles/research projects will include the following information: The information will be listed as displayed below for each article that is referenced (minimum of 5 total
a. Full name of the article.
b. Full name of the author.
c. The full name of the publication.
d. The date and year of the appearance of the material in the cited publication.
e. The review will include a brief synopsis of the article. Include a brief summary of the theory
and process of the research review.
*** Requirements A thru E MUST be submitted in APA (6th
2. Research Question: This section must be completed for each referenced article. (Minimum
A. Based on the information extracted the literature review develop a properly formatted Research Question. (Hypothesis/Null Hypothesis). Explain the process of the development of the Hypothesis Question.
B. Variables that were measured need to be identified.
C. The Experimenters -theory with rationale that could be used to explain results should be included. (If that information was provided)
3. Method: This section must be completed for each referenced article (minimum 5 articles)
a. Identify the specific quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods used MUST be specified here.
b. Participants are discussed here: demographics, numbers, number of total surveyed, etc.
c. All variables are operationalized in this section (defined in terms of how they will be measured)
d. Step-by-step procedures (chronological) need to be stated in a detail manner, so that others could replicate the study.
e. All Data analysis procedures are specified here (specific statistics; if available, that were used)
The Final Project Submission will consist of parts 4, 5, 6. Do Not include sections 1, 2, 3 in the Final Project submission.
4. Results: This section will be completed after review and comparison of information that is recovered from the each referenced article. (minimum of 5 articles)
a. The results of data gathering and data analysis are presented (comparisons of groups, correlation, regression, etc.)
b. All data is presented initially using descriptive statistics, (e.g. mean, percentages, etc.)
c. Interview data (if available) is summarized in categorical form.
d. Survey data (if available) is summarized in descriptive statistics, often using grouped similar questions.
5. Ethical Issues/Considerations: The responses submitted in this section will determined by reviewing ethical issues identified in the research conducted for this assignment. (minimum of 5 articles)
a. List and discuss any ethical issues referenced in the literature or theorized during the review of the articles used in the project.
6. Discussion/Recommendations: This section is based on the comparison and review of all referenced research articles. (minimum of 5 articles)
a. This section interprets the data; make sense of the cumulative data analyzed and referenced in the Results Section.
b. The question of how well the results matched up with the predicting theory and hypothesis is discussed. (All reviewing all of the information from all referenced articles; does the information match the data. Does it all make sense)!
c. Conclusions are drawn about the specific and overall results.
d. Positives and negatives of the research results that were analyzed.
The results of sections 4, 5, 6 will be submitted during Module of 6 the course.
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