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I just need 1 page for this to jump start my paper. Select two of the following research elements to use for this assignment: research problems, theory, definitions, research questions, or hypotheses. Then, consider how these two elements are related. Finally, consider the topic you plan to use for your Research Proposal (and, potentially, for your dissertation), and why you feel it is a relevant survey research topic.

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Post an explanation of how the two research elements you selected are related. Then describe the topic you plan to use for your Research Proposal and why it is a relevant survey research topic. Justify using empirical citations and examples.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) and explores the elements of research questions and hypothesis in survey research. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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Survey Research - Understanding parts

Survey research is a method of social scientific exploration wherein (CSU, 2016), "the researcher selects a sample of respondents from a population and administers a standardized questionnaire to them. The questionnaire, or survey, can be a written document that is completed by the person being surveyed, an online questionnaire, a face-to-face interview, or a telephone interview. Using surveys, it is possible to collect data from large or small populations." It is seen as the most common form of quantitative research method in the field of social sciences. Just like any scientific research path, the survey method follows the scientific form of inquiry design - research problem and purpose, hypothesis, research questions, method, data collection, analysis and presentation of the results (or writing up). I have chosen 2 of these below to expound on them further:

1. Research questions - when you have chosen a research problem and decided its purposes, you go on to formulate a hypothesis and then from this decide the research questions - basically they are the questions that the research is to answer as providing answers for them will give solutions to the problems initially posed. Research questions probe the universe of the survey being taken; explore the relationships between variables, including differences and effect. Research questions are not always expressed as questions, they can be expressed in ...

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