PA605-2304A-01 CTU Week 1Understanding of qualitative, quantitative, mixed and action research methods. Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

PA605-2304A-01 CTU

PA605-2304A-01 CTU

Library Research Assignment

Utilizing CTU’s library, find a peer-reviewed article on a topic that deals with some aspect of public administration or public policy. Select the article from the e-Resources, ABI-Inform Complete (ProQuest). Discuss the following questions:

  • Is the problem statement open-ended and non-biasing? Why or Why not?
  • Does the research answer the question asked? Why or Why not?
  • Is the research qualitative, quantitative, or mixed?
  • Would you have chosen a different method? Why or Why not?
  • Are you too optimistic about the accuracy of this research? Why or Why not?
  • What do you already know about the topic?
  • Do you see any shortcomings that lead you to condemn all aspects of research?

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 200-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting? What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

For assistance with your assignment, please use your textbook and all course resources.

Discussion Board Rubric

Expectation Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Application of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content. 25
Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from text/learning resources, or specified by assignment. 25
DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community. 10
Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic. 8
Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation with few or no errors. Any resources should be cited in APA format or style specified in the assignment. 7
Total Points 75
Total Points Earned

Requirements: 400-600 words