Please open a word document and copy these questions into it. Respond to them one at a time, numbering your responses. When you are finished, please upload or copy and paste your assignment into the drop box.
- Write a clearly stated research question. Check for clarity and focus of the problem.
- To determine if your problem is viable, ask yourself the following questions: Is the problem encapsulated in a single question? Is it clear that this problem can be approached through social science research (instead of theoretical or speculative reasoning or natural science methodology)? Is it clear that you have no bias as you study this problem? If you were going to study this problem for real, could it be accomplished with reasonable expenditure of time and money? Refine your research question after you have considered these questions.
- Look at your research question and reflect on the following questions: Does it have potential for providing important information? Good research problems are usually more complex than yes/no questions. Is it focused enough that you could design a research proposal that would address your question and provide answers? Write a short justification for your problem and cite at least two previous research studies to support your claim.
- At the bottom of the paragraph, include full references of the previous research in APA style.