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Quantitative Research Proposal: Measuring Parental Investment in Education

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How to Begin: Developing a Quantitative Research Plan

Opening statement
Background of the study
Problem statement
Purpose of the study
Research question(s) and hypotheses and variables
Theoretical framework

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in starting a quantitative research plan. I shall assume that this is part of the study that you have done previously. But doing that on a qualitative position can be quite taxing; I advise making a much more simple study by adopting it to a study that can be measured. I have started some ideas for you below; it is up to you to expand it. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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Quantitative Research Proposal

Opening statement & Background

In relation to my earlier empirical research proposal, I have decided to investigate further on an element of that study (parental involvement in early childhood education). This study investigates another angle - if the amount of time and money invested by parents in the early childhood education of their children has direct impact that can be measured on their academic development and positive well-being. I ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of doing a quantitative research proposal. A topic is suggested including problem statement, hypothesis and variables. Resources are also listed.

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