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    Using (African American Males achievement gap), propose a qualitative study, addressing the following:

    Formulate relevant research questions and hypotheses.
    Can your idea be tested with any of the various types of experimental designs? Why or why not?
    What is your design? Why have you chosen that design?
    What is your target population? How would you identify and recruit participants?
    What data collection method might you use? How would that data help answer your research question(s)/hypotheses?
    How consistent are these data collection methods with methods used in existing research on your topic? Why did you choose these methods? What are the alternatives?
    How would you ensure quality and reliability of the data?
    How might you analyze the data?
    What are the target audiences for your findings?

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    The African American Male Achievement Gap

    This qualitative study research proposal attempts to determine what the causes are for the apparent gap between the achievement of African American males, and other members of society.

    Research Questions: what are the causes of the achievement gap between African American males and other members of American society?

    Why has the achievement gap between African American males and other members of society increased over time?

    Hypotheses: There is an achievement gap between African-American males and other members of society, so there is a cause for this resulting achievement gap.

    The ideas and research questions that form the basis of this qualitative study proposal can easily be tested with many of the various types of experimental designs, due to the fact that the achievements of the African-American male group can easily be tested against the abundant comparison groups that ...