Unit 1 Instructions
For this assignment, you will select a problem or question that needs answering by drawing from science-based aspects of your personal life or your professional life. This problem or question will form the foundation on which you will build your subsequent assignments in this course.
First, determine and explain the purpose of your proposed research.
Second, develop the research problem and research question. Explain any relevant background insights you have gathered to develop the problem statement and question.
Third, compare qualitative and quantitative research methods. Choose which you feel would work best for this research proposal, and explain why.
Finally, offer possible approaches that could be used in your research. Explain the rationale for your choices.
Your proposal must be at least three pages in length. You must use a minimum of three academically reliable sources to support your proposal. Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment. APA format is necessary. Please note that no abstract is needed.
Unit 2 Instructions
In this unit’s assignment, you will continue building the research plan you started to develop in Unit I. In a scholarly paper, you will plan your research to answer questions and/or solve problems by addressing the criteria below.
First, you will design a hypothesis of what you believe will happen in terms of observed change if the study proceeds.
Second, you will develop a null hypothesis that shows that nothing will change.
Third, explain how and why your proposed study incorporates ethics.
Finally, how do you expect a standard institutional review board to approve or ask for changes to your research proposal?
Your scholarly activity must be at least two pages in length. It must be supported by the use of at least three sources, one of which must come from the CSU Online Library. Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment. APA formatting, however, is necessary. Please note that no abstract is needed.