For the research question and hypotheses, you developed in your Module 5 Literature Review assignment (SEE ATTACHED) , write a report outlining the type data you would collect, how you would collect it, and how you would analyze it. In this activity, you will create a report that has the following paragraphs taken from Report 3 on page 374 of the Sekaran and Bougie text: Study Design, Population and Sample, Variables and Measures, Data Collection Methods, and Data Analysis Methods. The primary purpose of this Research Methodology Assignment is to give you experience in determining appropriate research methods to be used with the research question and hypotheses you have posed and with the type data you would need to collect to answer your question. Your report must contain the sections indicated in the previous paragraph, and APA formatting standards must be followed throughout.
The paper does not have to be lengthy; perhaps 1500 words. MUST HAVE Study Design – This is a brief overview section. You should repeat the research question and hypotheses from your literature review assignment here, then briefly tell what type of study you would do, what type of data you would collect, and how you would collect and analyze the data. Most of these points are covered in more detail in later sections. Population and Sample – This is a short section describing the population for your report, your sample, and how your sample will be selected. Variables and Measures – Describe the variables in your study. Indicate whether they are independent, dependent, moderating, or intervening. Describe the relationship among the variables.
Tell how they will be measured. Data Collection Methods – Tell what kind of data you need to collect and how, where, and when you will collect the data. If you plan to use a survey or questionnaire, include a copy of that instrument in an appendix to your report. Also include a copy of your cover letter for your survey. If you plan to interview, tell if it would be structured or unstructured and why. If it is a structured interview, include the questions you would ask in an appendix to the report. Data Analysis Methods – Describe the techniques you will use to analyze the data. Indicate why you selected those methods and why they are appropriate for your study. References - Your report must contain a reference section that includes all sources in your paper. References must be in APA format.