Project #24104 - Essay

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How would you examine your research question from a quantitative perspective? Take the broad research question that you developed in Module 1 and answer the following questions:

  1. What quantitative research method have you decided to use and why?
  2. What is your hypothesis for this study?
  3. Identify the dependent and independent variables of your study.
  4. How will you collect your data for this study?
  5. What is your unit of analysis for this study?
  6. What time dimension will use for your study?  Will it be a cross-sectional study or a longitudinal study?  If your study is longitudinal, will it be a trend study, a cohort study or a panel study?
  7. What method will you use to select your sample?

Make sure that you include the title of your study in your heading. Check to ensure that you have checked your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation. 






Writing Matters

Having effective writing skills is a fundamental expectation for college graduates and a key to academic and professional success. Writing is an essential life skill. Every college course or study you take is an opportunity to develop great writing skills.

Writing is an outcome of learning, or a way to demonstrate what you have learned. As important, it is also a way to learn and to examine your own thinking. The written assignments in this course enable you to deepen your understanding of important concepts and to sharpen your intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application.

Expectations for Written Assignments

Here are the writing ground rules for this course:

  • ï‚·  All Research Journal assignments for this course must be submitted in final, polished form when you submit them. That means they must be focused, well developed, well organized and technically correct (proper citation format, grammar, word usage, spelling and punctuation). Note that your writing process may start out fluid and open-ended and become more disciplined. And, your starting draft may look quite different from your final draft.

  • ï‚·  Workshop posts may be a bit more informal, but still must be relevant, clear, coherent, in substantially good form, and cite your sources.

  • ï‚·  Reference materials must be primarily scholarly or academic sources, rather than popular sources.

  • ï‚·  Any and all sources must be cited correctly so that your academic integrity is not called into question and you give proper credit to your sources. Please read the SUNY Empire State College Statement on Academic Integrity before submitting any work for this course.

  • ï‚·  All references and citations of source materials must be in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Empire State College Library information on APA Style for citing source materials.


    There are many resources that can help you develop your writing and related academic skills and successfully complete written assignments:

  • ï‚·  Resources for locating reference materials Be sure to consult the companion guide Tools for Library Research.

  • ï‚·  Resources for developing and polishing writing skills, approaching different kinds of writing, checking points of grammar, etc.:

o The Writing Resource Center provides writing resources developed by Empire State College and the Genesee Valley Writing Program.


Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 03/02/2014 12:00 am
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