Dis 1

In this Discussion, you will articulate and align a research problem, purpose, and question for a potential quantitative and qualitative study. Alignment of these elements is important. See the Examples of Aligned and Misaligned Scenarios document, which can be downloaded from the Week 1 Learning Resources area of the classroom.

References

Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

To Prepare

·  Read the Weekly Introduction and Chapter 5 of the assigned readings. Focus on how to identify a research problem that is derived from what the scholarly community does not know and the differences between quantitative and qualitative research problems.

·  Read the Lead-In to this Discussion and Chapters 6 and 7 of the assigned reading.  Pay particular attention to how to articulate and align a research problem, purpose, and question.

·  Think about a social problem or phenomenon that could be researched using quantitative or qualitative methodology, perhaps something you are considering as a dissertation topic.

·  Identify a quantitative research problem and a qualitative research problem related to the social problem or phenomenon of interest. Consider how you would write a research purpose and question that aligns to each quantitative and qualitative research problem.

Organize your Discussion post using the following headings and according to the italicized instructions given for each element: Program of Study: Identify your specific program of study and, if applicable, your concentration area.

Social Problem: Briefly describe the social problem or phenomenon of interest. Typically, this can be done in 3 or fewer sentences.

Quantitative Research Problem: Complete the following sentence: The scholarly community does not know…

Quantitative Research Purpose: Typically, this is a 1-sentence statement addressed by completing the following sentence: The purpose of this quantitative study is…

Quantitative Research Purpose: Typically, this is a 1-sentence statement addressed by completing the following sentence: The purpose of this quantitative study is…

Quantitative Research Question: Typically, this is a 1-sentence question unless you have more than one research question.

Qualitative Research Problem: Complete the following sentence: The scholarly community does not know…

Qualitative Research Purpose: Typically, this is a 1-sentence statement addressed by completing the following sentence: The purpose of this qualitative study is…

Qualitative Research Question: Typically, this is a 1-sentence question unless you have more than one research question.

Note: Use proper APA format.

READ

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Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2018).Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

·  Ch 5: The Introduction

·  Ch 6: The Purpose Statement

·  Ch 7: Research Questions and Hypotheses

Examples of Aligned and Misaligned Scenarios (PDF)

https://class.content.laureate.net/4ea95e61ef9e1cf1a7840616eac28ac2.pdf