I ntroduction, Literature Review, and Methods Section

Turn in the proposed methods section for your research paper as well as your introduction and literature review.

The introduction and literature review should address your research question: why it is important, and how prior research does or does not support your hypothesis, as well as providing a background on what we know about this topic.

Please refer to the material on the components of a research paper provided inModule 1 as you work on this document.

Your methods section, in addition to covering the subheadings of participants, instruments, and procedure, must include a fourth subheading called ethical issues and note any ethical issues that need to be considered, as well as how they would be handled.

Be sure to include a title/cover page and a reference page formatted in APA style.

 

 Your response should be at least four pages, double spaced, long. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources. Confirm the latest edition number with your instructor.       Turn in the proposed methods section for your research paper as well as your introduction and literature review.

The introduction and literature review should address your research question: why it is important, and how prior research does or does not support your hypothesis, as well as providing a background on what we know about this topic.

Please refer to the material on the components of a research paper provided in Module 1 as you work on this document.

Your methods section, in addition to covering the subheadings of participants, instruments, and procedure, must include a fourth subheading called ethical issues and note any ethical issues that need to be considered, as well as how they would be handled.

 

Be sure to include a title/cover page and a reference page formatted in APA style.

 

Your response should be at least four pages, double spaced, long. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources. Confirm the latest edition number with your instructor.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum 

Points

With clarity and good writing style/grammar, presented your proposed methods section for your research paper that is to include participants, instruments, and procedure, including a fourth subheading called ethical issues.

65

You submitted an introduction and literature review that included a research question, a statement regarding the importance of the research topic, background information and a review of the literature regarding the topic, and a proposed hypotheses

20

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

15

Total:

100

  Plagiarism and Copyright violations are a serious issue and must be avoided.

Folks–note, as I’ve mentioned, that you will not *actually* be collecting this data and executing the methods here.  …but rather you’re describing what methods *could* be used to address your research question.  You’ll describe your sampling method and the participants you would use; the instruments (surveys, etc.) involved, and the sequence of events (the procedure), and finally address any ethical issues in the fourth subheading.  You might want to take a look at the methods sections of the research you have for your literature review to see how other authors have accomplished this, but of course, you would be describing your own original method for this assignment….