Group Assignment #2
Due: Friday, May 25, 2018 by 11:59pm via D2L dropbox
Worth: 5 points out of 75 for the assignments
This assignment is to write out your research questions and hypotheses for the study you will be doing for Assignment 3 on your selected non-profit topic.
Use the formats outlined in Creswell chapter 7. In order to do this, you will need to have an idea of whether you will want to use qualitative (interviews) or quantitative (surveys) methods for Assignment 3. You should have an idea of which approach you prefer for your topic based on your reading of the K&J chapter 6 and Creswell chapter 1.
So, if you expect to do a qualitative study, you will provide 1 or 2 central questions and 5 to 7 subquestions. If you expect to do a quantitative study, you will provide 3 or 4 descriptive questions and 3 or 4 comparative questions.
Tell me which method (qualitative or quantitative) you intend to use, and then list your questions. Label each one as a central/subquestion or a descriptive/comparative question, depending on your methodological approach. Make sure you know the difference between a non-directional research question and a directional hypothesis! I want you to label each question with (RQ) or (H).
I do not expect citations for this assignment, as you will not be bringing in outside information.
The document must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
The first criterion for your grade will be your ability to hand in the assignment and its components on time. Late assignment submissions will lose 10% per 24 hours until submitted.
Other factors I will be considering as I grade include:
- Ability to follow the prompt (e.g., the content)
- Clarity of writing and argumentation
- Proper use of course information
- Organization, grammar, spelling (please see me if you need help with this!)
My philosophy of grading for written assignments is not that you start with 100% and lose points from there. You start at 0% and earn points higher than that. Therefore, doing the bare minimum does not earn you a 100%. The highest grades are earned by going above and beyond and writing an exemplary paper.