Research Question and Hypothesis

Research Question and Hypothesis

Please answer the questions directly in the outline. Add as much content as possible to help you plan for the last part of your research paper.

Please submit the following:

  • Research Question and Hypothesis
    • What is your research question?
    • What is your research hypothesis? (remember a hypothesis is an estimated guess on what you think you will find in your study)
  • What is your sampling strategy?
    • Describe sampling approach, sampling frame, recruitment, inclusion and exclusion criteria.
    • Is there anything unique about your population that might impact sampling?
  • Identify your research design.
    • Available designs include: experimental, quasi-experimental, pre-experimental, online survey, in-person survey, phone survey, mail survey, interview, focus group, content analysis, or program evaluation.
  • Walk through each step of your study from the perspective of a participant.
    • How do they hear about your study?
    • What happens to them as part of your study? What do they do?
  • Explain why your research design is the best design for your research question.
  • What are the strengths and limitations of your design?
  • Identify an additional design that you could have used but did not. Justify why you did not use it.

Complete this assignment and submit it to this assignment dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 pm CT.

Estimated time to complete: 4 hours