Assignment 4: Research Paper Part 3 – The Results

Assignment 4: Research Paper Part 3 – The Results

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:
    1. Introduction to your topic.
    2. Purpose of your research.
    3. Problem statement.
  2. Summarize the literature you collected related to your topic.
  3. Identify the:
    1. Gap(s) in the literature.
    2. Research question or hypotheses of your topic.
    3. 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: Write 5 additional pages that cover the following:

  1. Describe the participants in the study.
  2. 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.
  3. Explain the procedures that you conducted.
  4. Perform the data analysis.
  5. Summarize your findings.
  6. Interpret the results of the data analysis.
  7. Summarize the findings and limitations of your research.
  8. 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.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

1. Describe the introduction to your topic, purpose of your research, and problem statement. Weight: 2%(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%(Thoroughly summarized the literature you collected related to your topic.)

EDU508-A4-33. Identify the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research. Weight: 2%(Thoroughly identified the gap(s) in the literature, research question or hypotheses of your topic, and proposed theory for your research.)

EDU508-A4-44. Identify two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature. Weight: 2%(Thoroughly identified two to three (2-3) common themes in the literature.)

EDU508-A4-55. Contrast the findings and results of the literature. Weight: 2%(Thoroughly contrasted the findings and results of the literature.)

EDU508-A4-66. 7-10 references Weight: 5%(Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.)

EDU508-A4-77. Describe the participants in the study. Weight: 10%(Thoroughly described the participants in the study.)

EDU508-A4-88. 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%(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.)

EDU508-A4-99. Explain the procedures that you conducted. Weight: 10%(Thoroughly explained the procedures that you conducted.)

EDU508-A4-1010. Perform the data analysis. Weight: 10%(Thoroughly performed the data analysis.)

11. Summarize your findings. Weight: 5%(Thoroughly summarized your findings.)

12. Interpret the results of the data analysis. Weight: 5%(Thoroughly interpreted the results of the data analysis.)

EDU508-A4-1313. Summarize the findings and limitations of your research. Weight: 5%(Thoroughly summarized the findings and limitations of your research.)

14. Address the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3. Weight: 10%(Thoroughly addressed the feedback from your instructor for Assignments 2 and 3.)

15. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting Weight: 5%(Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.)

EDU508-A4-1616. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference section Weight: 5%(In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.)

EDU508-A4-1717. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources Weight: 5%(Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.)

EDU508-A4-1818. Clarity and Coherence of Writing Weight: 5%(Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.)

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