Research Draft Three Assignment Instructions

This is a 5 part Research Draft Assignment.

Begin this assignment by reviewing each of the questions/prompts below and provide as much detail as possible for each. Submit this Word document with each your completed answers directly after each question/prompt.

Research Draft Three Assignment Instructions

Begin this assignment by reviewing each of the questions/prompts below and provide as much detail as possible for each. Submit this Word document with each of your completed answers directly after each question/prompt (do not delete subheadings, questions, or prompts).

Remember, even though there may be some repetition from one draft to another, you should not expect to re-submit the exact same work for subsequent drafts. Even if your instructor does not provide specific feedback for revision on any one subsection in a draft, you should continually be working to improve each draft by enhancing your research design acumen through organizing your thoughts and making better associations among key components as well as improving clarity and thoroughness.

1. Choose a General Research Design: Based on the previous draft and feedback, it’s now time to commit to one of the following approaches: Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed-Methods. Indicate which approach you are using by highlighting in yellow so your instructor can clearly see how you are framing your research.


2. Research Topic: (As you continue refine this as needed, focus on writing it as the title for your research proposal. Refer to journal articles for ideas on how to write a scientific study title.)


3. Problem Statement: (Based on feedback from Draft 1, revise and rewrite your problem statement here.)


4. Research Question: (Based on feedback, write your main research question here.)

a. Hypothesis: (Additionally for quantitative approaches, state your hypothesis as either H0, H, or H1.)


5. Variables: (Even if you are 100% sure, it’s important that you practice articulating your study variables in clear, measurable terms.)

a. Dependent Variable:

b. If applicable, Independent Variable (s):

c. If applicable, Intervening Variable (s):


6. Theoretical Framework and/or Conceptual Model: (Based on feedback from the previous draft, state the formal theory or conceptual model you are using. Explain how this helps you to better understand your topic and how you will apply it to your research proposal.)


7. Statement of Purpose: (Based on any applicable feedback, revise and rewrite your statement of purpose here.)


8. Statement of Significance: (Using information from presentations and readings, write your statement of significance here. In addition, choose (by checking a box) one of the following rationales for which your study may have potential significance.)

☐ Improve professional practice or service delivery

☐ Address a social problem

☐ Contribute to scientific knowledge


9. Sample: (Using information from presentations and readings, choose one of the sampling approaches below and state which specific sampling technique you plan to use & the projected sample size. Quantitative designs must project sample size using one of the online calculators recommended in the textbook and insert a screenshot below. Qualitative designs must provide a rationale for sample size linked to specific sampling technique.)

a. Probability Sampling:

i. Sample Size:

b. Nonprobability Sampling:

i. Sample Size:


10. References: (By now you should have, at least, five different peer-reviewed articles. Under the corresponding subheadings below, list the following scholarly references in APA format.)

a. References included in previous drafts (If you made mistakes with previous references, correct them here):

b. New references (not previously used) based on the following criteria

i. Additional scientific study about your topic content (or closely related):

ii. Scientific study for specific sampling technique identified above:


Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.

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