Design a research project. It can be quantitative or mixed methods. Be consistent! While each part in the table might make sense on its own, you will be graded on the whole research project, starting with your research problem and research question. Don’t assume that any of these points are obvious. Good luck!
Working title for your project?
Identify research problem
State a purpose statement
What is your research hypothesis or a research question or central question?
What key words will you use to search the literature based on your topic and title? List 5 – 8
What is the worldview of your study?
Which of the three types of research approach will you use and why? (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and WHY?)
Which type of research design will you use (e.g. experiment, case study etc.) and WHY?
What is your sample? (sample size, characteristic of the sample, how will you select your sample)
What data will you collect? (e.g. interviews, photos) Will you use secondary data (and what type)?
What are ethical considerations in your proposed study?
Why do you think your study is significant?