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Assignment 4: Research Paper Part 3 – The Results

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What do reporters, crime scene investigators, and sports broadcasters have in common? All of these occupations are focused on reporting the results from data or information. The final part of your research paper is about the data procedures, reporting, and interpretation of the results of your research topic.

For this assignment, you will create the last part of your research paper. Build on your paper from Assignments 2 and 3, and integrate feedback from your instructor. You should use the headings below for the sections of your paper.

Write a twelve to fifteen (12-15) page paper (this includes the work you already completed in Assignments 2 and 3) in which you:

These items you should have already completed in Assignments 2 and 3:

1.      Describe the:

a.      Introduction to your topic.

b.      Purpose of your research.

c.       Problem statement.

2.      Summarize the literature you collected related to your topic.

3.      Identify the:

a.      Gap(s) in the literature.

b.      Research question or hypotheses of your topic.

c.       Proposed theory for your research.

4.      Identify two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.

5.      Contrast the findings and results of the literature.

6.      Include seven to ten (7-10) peer-reviewed quantitative or qualitative articles related to your topic.

These items are new for Assignment 4:

7.      Describe the participants in the study.

8.      If you are conducting quantitative research, describe the instrument participants completed in the study. If you are conducting qualitative research, describe the approach and interview protocol you used.

9.      Explain the procedures that you conducted.

10.   Perform the data analysis.

11.   Summarize your findings.

12.   Interpret the results of the data analysis.

13.   Summarize the findings and limitations of your research.

14.   Address the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·        Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·        Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·        Identify a research topic and describe why it can and should be studied.

·        Determine the appropriateness of peer-reviewed literature to support research topics.

·        Use technology and information resources to research issues related to educational research methods.

·        Use quantitative and / or qualitative approaches to create research topics.

·        Analyze research methodologies that support specific research topics.

·        Describe ethical considerations in the research process.

·        Evaluate components of a research proposal.

·        Write clearly and concisely about educational research methods using proper writing mechanics.

·        Determine the appropriate research procedures when designing a quantitative study.

·        Determine the appropriate research procedures when designing a qualitative study.

·        Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 240

Assignment 4: Research Paper Part 3 – The Results

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe the introduction to your topic, purpose of your research, and problem statement.

Weight: 2%

Did not submit or incompletely described the introduction to your topic, purpose of your research, and problem statement.

Partially described the introduction to your topic, purpose of your research, and problem statement.

Satisfactorily described the introduction to your topic, purpose of your research, and problem statement.

Thoroughly described the introduction to your topic, purpose of your research, and problem statement.

2. Summarize the literature you collected related to your topic.
Weight: 2%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the literature you collected related to your topic.

Partially summarized the literature you collected related to your topic.

Satisfactorily summarized the literature you collected related to your topic.

Thoroughly summarized the literature you collected related to your topic.

3. Identify the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research.

Weight: 2%

Did not submit or incompletely identified the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research.

Partially identified the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research.

Satisfactorily identified the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research.

Thoroughly identified the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research.

4. Identify two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.

Weight: 2%

Did not submit or incompletely identified two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.

Partially identified two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.

Satisfactorily identified two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.

Thoroughly identified two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.

5. Contrast the findings and results of the literature.
Weight: 2%

Did not submit or incompletely contrasted the findings and results of the literature.

Partially contrasted the findings and results of the literature.

Satisfactorily contrasted the findings and results of the literature.

Thoroughly contrasted the findings and results of the literature.

6. 7-10 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; most references high quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Describe the participants in the study.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described the participants in the study.

Partially described the participants in the study.

Satisfactorily described the participants in the study.

Thoroughly described the participants in the study.

8. If you are conducting quantitative research, describe the instrument participants completed in the study. If you are conducting qualitative research, describe the approach and interview protocol you used.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described the instrument participants completed in the study for quantitative research, or did not submit or incompletely described the approach and interview protocol you used for qualitative research.

Partially described the instrument participants completed in the study for quantitative research, or partially described the approach and interview protocol you used for qualitative research.

Satisfactorily described the instrument participants completed in the study for quantitative research, or satisfactorily described the approach and interview protocol you used for qualitative research.

Thoroughly described the instrument participants completed in the study for quantitative research, or thoroughly described the approach and interview protocol you used for qualitative research.

9. Explain the procedures that you conducted.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the procedures that you conducted.

Partially explained the procedures that you conducted.

Satisfactorily explained the procedures that you conducted.

Thoroughly explained the procedures that you conducted.

10. Perform the data analysis.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely performed the data analysis.

Partially performed the data analysis.

Satisfactorily performed the data analysis.

Thoroughly performed the data analysis.

11. Summarize your findings.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized your findings.

Partially summarized your findings.

Satisfactorily summarized your findings.

Thoroughly summarized your findings.

12. Interpret the results of the data analysis.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely interpreted the results of the data analysis.

Partially interpreted the results of the data analysis.

Satisfactorily interpreted the results of the data analysis.

Thoroughly interpreted the results of the data analysis.

13. Summarize the findings and limitations of your research.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the findings and limitations of your research.

Partially summarized the findings and limitations of your research.

Satisfactorily summarized the findings and limitations of your research.

Thoroughly summarized the findings and limitations of your research.

14. Address the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely addressed the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

Partially addressed the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

Satisfactorily addressed the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

Thoroughly addressed the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.

15. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

16. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.

Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.

In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.

17. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

18. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

 

 

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