Research: methods, bibliography & social issues (topics)

Please help with some ideas so that I can address these questions:

Submit a draft of two problem statements that address current situations, issues, or observations in your field of study or discipline. Each problem's description should be written in such a way as to lead to a different research method (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method).

What are the criteria for determining appropriate rigor in qualitative research?

What are some advantages of writing good annotated bibliographic entries? What is the value of annotated bibliographies?

Solution Summary

The solution is an extensive narrative that is divided into 2 parts, the first part is a letter to the student providing insight and advise that answers and explains the concepts and ideas behind the following questions:

1. What are the criteria for determining appropriate rigor in qualitative research?

2. What are some advantages of writing good annotated bibliographic entries? What is the value of annotated bibliographies?

The second part is an extensive essay discussing and presenting 2 proposed research problems:

1. Study of Mental Disorders among the Homeless

2. Gun Violence and Youth Alienation

The essay discusses the importance and relevance of such a study; included in the narrative are findings and positions from studies already taken on/published on the topic. The essay includes APA citations and references, both web and print are listed. Altogether, the essay numbers at 2,059 words. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.