The Session Long Project (SLP) for this course requires that you complete a matrix in which you align common characteristics of the research process to each research methodology identified (see below). You will also write a narrative essay to accompany this matrix, in which you describe the research characteristics and their applicability to each specific quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
The overall Session Long Project consists of four module assignments. You will complete a portion of the matrix in each module, and also submit a 3- to 4-page accompanying essay for each module.
Successful completion of the Session Long Project will produce a matrix that is completely filled-in with information, and a 12- to 16-page accompanying narrative essay.
You must complete the matrix below as you proceed through the course. The Session Long Project assignment will describe the portion of the matrix to be completed each module.
The Matrix can be thought of as a study guide or a handout that can be used as the direction for writing a research paper. Not all of the cells will require a great deal of writing, but if simply writing Dependent or Independent does not explain the relevance, then write what is required. You will not need this in each cell, but provide an explanation in cells as needed for clarity of idea(s). References and citations will be required for some of the cells. Be complete in your work; if you have a future research course or if you were to share the matrix with a friend, could it be used as you have developed it?
Experimental Research Correlational Study Survey Research Grounded Theory Ethnogra- phy Case Study Narrative Research Mixed Method Action Research
Type of Research
Example of Research Problem
Type of Research Questions
Type of Variables
Role of Literature Review
Evaluation of Findings
Submitting Your Assignments
You must submit each module's SLP assignment (including the progressively completed matrix and accompanying 3- to 4-page essay) at the same time that you submit each module's Case Assignment.
The following sections will contribute to your overall SLP narrative essay:
Module 1 - Overview of the Research Process (Including: Types of Research and Examples of Research Methodologies)
Overview of the Research Process (Including: Types of Research and Examples of Research Methodologies)
for this course requires that you complete a matrix in which you align common characteristics of the research process to each research methodology identified (see below). You will also write a narrative essay to accompany this matrix, in which you describe the research characteristics and their applicability to each specific quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
Experimental Research Correlational Study Survey Research Grounded Theory Ethnography Case Study Narrative Research Mixed Method Action Research
The use of action research within research studies is contingent upon ensuring that any quantifiable or qualitative solutions that emanate from the research is transferrable into actionable actions that will transform the problem being researched. Action research is more associated with qualitative research wherein this form of research design is more conducive toward this paradigm as quantitative research is more focused on scholarly and scientific publications in regard to the end results of its studies. In contrast, the subjective approach taken by qualitative researchers enables the researchers to actively attempt to influence change through the research process by engaging in actionable steps to attempt to address and reform any issue being researched within the research study.
The use of qualitative research techniques along with quantitative research techniques is known as mixed methodology wherein the purpose of using both qualitative and quantitative methods being used together is to take the most effective techniques that have been established from these research paradigms to develop a more valid research study. All research studies have to mitigate research bias, mitigate external and internal threats, and provide the most reliable outcomes and research data possible, which can be greatly enhanced by using mixed methodology in the research ...
The types of Research and Examples of Research Methodologies are provided.