Description
Research?Methodology
Instructions?and?Rubric?Attached.?
The?literature?review?paper?is?also?attached?which?has?the?research?question?and?hypothesis?statement?as?stated
on?the?instruction?page.?
The?paper?must?contain?the?sections?mentioned?in?the?first?paragraph?of?the?instructions?page.

Research Methodology Assignment
For the research question and hypotheses you developed in your Module 5 Literature Review
assignment, write a report outlining the type data you would collect, how you would collect it,
and how you would analyze it. Your report must contain the following sections: Study Design,
Population and Sample, Variables and Measures, Data Collection Methods, Data Analysis
Methods, and References. See Report 3 starting on page 374 of the Sekaran and Bougie text for
an example, but remember that your report will differ from this example because you are not
actually completing the analysis. You will turn in this assignment in Module 9.
The primary purpose of this assignment is to give you experience in determining appropriate
research methods to be used with the research question and hypotheses you have posed and
with the type data you would need to collect to answer your question. Your report must
contain the sections indicated in the previous paragraph, and APA formatting standards must
be followed throughout. The paper does not have to be lengthy; perhaps 750 to 1500 words.
You may find it helpful to outline your paper before you begin to write it. An outline helps you
see the logical connections (or lack thereof) among the parts of the paper. The following gives
more information on what should be in each of the sections mentioned above. A good point to
keep in mind is that your methodology section should be in enough detail that if you gave
someone else your methodology section and your data, they could do the analysis.
? Study Design ? This is a brief overview section. You should repeat the research question
and hypotheses from your literature review assignment here, then briefly tell what type
of study you would do, what type of data you would collect, and how you would collect
and analyze the data. Most of these points are covered in more detail in later sections.
? Population and Sample ? This is a short section describing the population for your
report, your sample, and how your sample will be selected.
? Variables and Measures ? Describe the variables in your study. Indicate whether they
are independent, dependent, moderating, or intervening. Describe the relationship
among the variables. Tell how they will be measured.
? Data Collection Methods ? Tell what kind of data you need to collect and how, where,
and when you will collect the data. If you plan to use a survey or questionnaire, include
a copy of that instrument in an appendix to your report. Also include a copy of your
cover letter for your survey. If you plan to interview, tell if it would be structured or
unstructured and why. If it is a structured interview, include the questions you would
ask in an appendix to the report.
? Data Analysis Methods ? Describe the techniques you will use to analyze the data.
Indicate why you selected those methods and why they are appropriate for your study.
? References ? Your report must contain a reference section that includes all sources in
your paper. References must be in APA format.

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Rubric for Grading the Research Methodology Assignment
The following rubric will be used for grading your research methodology assignment. You should read through the rubric prior to completing the assignment as it
tells you the important things your instructor will be looking for as he/she grades your assignment.
Study Design
10 points
Problem and hypothesis are
correctly stated. Good concise
statements of the type of data to
be collected, and summary of how
it would be collected and
analyzed.
Problem and hypothesis are correctly
stated. Statements of the type of data
to be collected, and summary of how it
would be collected and analyzed misses
some key points.
Problem and hypothesis are
stated but with errors.
There are substantial errors
in the statements of the
type of data to be collected,
and summary of how it
would be collected and
analyzed.
Problem and hypothesis
are not stated. The
statements of the type of
data to be collected, and
summary of how it would
be collected and
analyzed are missing or
totally erroneous.
Population and
Sample
10 points
Accurately describes the
population and the sample and
how the sample will be selected.
Population and sample and how the
sample will be selected are described
with a few minor errors.
There are major errors in
the description of the
population and sample
and/or how the sample will
be selected.
Little or no attempt is
made to describe the
population and sample
or the descriptions are
totally inaccurate.
Variables and
Measures
20 points
All variables are accurately
described and classification as to
whether they are independent,
dependent, moderating, or
intervening variables are accurate.
Relationships among variables are
described and accurate. Accurate
descriptions of how variables will
be measured are given.
Variable descriptions and relationships
are mostly accurate with minor errors.
Descriptions of how variables will be
measured are mostly accurate with
minor errors.
There are major errors in
the descriptions of variables
and their relationships as
well as in the descriptions of
how they will be measured.
Little or no attempt is
made to describe the
variables, their
relationships, or how
they will be measured, or
descriptions are
completely inaccurate.
Data Collection
Methods
20 points
Accurate description of the kind of
data needed to complete the
study and how the data will be
collected are given. In the case of
surveys and questionnaires, a copy
is included in an appendix and
surveys or questionnaires are well
formulated. For structured
interviews, proposed interview
questions are included and well
formulated.
Description of the kind of data needed
to complete the study and how the
data will be collected are mostly
accurate with some minor errors. In the
case of surveys and questionnaires, a
copy is included in an appendix and
surveys or questionnaires contain only
minor errors. For structured interviews,
proposed interview questions are
included and contain only minor errors.
There are substantial errors
in the description of the
kind of data needed to
complete the study and how
the data will be collected. In
the case of surveys and
questionnaires, a copy is
included in an appendix but
includes numerous errors.
For structured interviews,
proposed interview
No attempt is made to
describe the kind of data
needed to complete the
study and how the data
will be collected. Copies
of surveys,
questionnaires, or
structured interview
questions are not
included.
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questions are included but
contain numerous errors.
Data Analysis
Methods
20 points
Proposed techniques for analyzing
the data are appropriate and fully
and accurately described along
with an explanation of why the
techniques were chosen and why
they are appropriate for the study.
Most techniques described are
appropriate with some minor errors.
Explanation of why the techniques are
appropriate and why they were chosen
misses some key elements.
Many techniques described
are inappropriate.
Explanation of why the
techniques are appropriate
and why they were chosen
is sketchy and omits many
key elements.
Analysis techniques are
either inappropriate or
not given. No
explanation of why the
techniques were chosen
or why they are
appropriate is given.
References and
Formatting
10 points
Consistently applied APA
guidelines in regards to
all aspects of the paper including
citations, references, headings,
page numbers, and running
headers.
Manuscript conformed to most APA
guidelines
Weak, incomplete,
ambiguous, or inconsistent
application of APA
formatting.
Failure to apply APA
rules for manuscript
presentation.
Writing and
Timeliness
10 points
Consistently applied standards of
English composition. There were
no grammatical, spelling and/or
punctuation errors and
transitional phrases were used to
guide the reader throughout the
text. Assignment submitted on
time.
Paper conformed to most standards of
English composition. There was an
occasional grammatical, spelling and/or
punctuation error.
Timeliness of delivery was acceptable.
Weak, incomplete,
ambiguous, or inconsistent
application of rules of
English composition. There
were frequent grammatical,
spelling and/or punctuation
errors.
Delivery was delinquent.
Failure to apply standard
rules for English
composition. There were
many grammatical,
spelling and/or
punctuation errors that
distracted the reader
from the content of the
writing.
Delivery was delinquent

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Description
Research?Methodology
Instructions?and?Rubric?Attached.?
The?literature?review?paper?is?also?attached?which?has?the?research?question?and?hypothesis?statement?as?stated
on?the?instruction?page.?
The?paper?must?contain?the?sections?mentioned?in?the?first?paragraph?of?the?instructions?page.

Research Methodology Assignment
For the research question and hypotheses you developed in your Module 5 Literature Review
assignment, write a report outlining the type data you would collect, how you would collect it,
and how you would analyze it. Your report must contain the following sections: Study Design,
Population and Sample, Variables and Measures, Data Collection Methods, Data Analysis
Methods, and References. See Report 3 starting on page 374 of the Sekaran and Bougie text for
an example, but remember that your report will differ from this example because you are not
actually completing the analysis. You will turn in this assignment in Module 9.
The primary purpose of this assignment is to give you experience in determining appropriate
research methods to be used with the research question and hypotheses you have posed and
with the type data you would need to collect to answer your question. Your report must
contain the sections indicated in the previous paragraph, and APA formatting standards must
be followed throughout. The paper does not have to be lengthy; perhaps 750 to 1500 words.
You may find it helpful to outline your paper before you begin to write it. An outline helps you
see the logical connections (or lack thereof) among the parts of the paper. The following gives
more information on what should be in each of the sections mentioned above. A good point to
keep in mind is that your methodology section should be in enough detail that if you gave
someone else your methodology section and your data, they could do the analysis.
? Study Design ? This is a brief overview section. You should repeat the research question
and hypotheses from your literature review assignment here, then briefly tell what type
of study you would do, what type of data you would collect, and how you would collect
and analyze the data. Most of these points are covered in more detail in later sections.
? Population and Sample ? This is a short section describing the population for your
report, your sample, and how your sample will be selected.
? Variables and Measures ? Describe the variables in your study. Indicate whether they
are independent, dependent, moderating, or intervening. Describe the relationship
among the variables. Tell how they will be measured.
? Data Collection Methods ? Tell what kind of data you need to collect and how, where,
and when you will collect the data. If you plan to use a survey or questionnaire, include
a copy of that instrument in an appendix to your report. Also include a copy of your
cover letter for your survey. If you plan to interview, tell if it would be structured or
unstructured and why. If it is a structured interview, include the questions you would
ask in an appendix to the report.
? Data Analysis Methods ? Describe the techniques you will use to analyze the data.
Indicate why you selected those methods and why they are appropriate for your study.
? References ? Your report must contain a reference section that includes all sources in
your paper. References must be in APA format.

Page 1 of 2
Rubric for Grading the Research Methodology Assignment
The following rubric will be used for grading your research methodology assignment. You should read through the rubric prior to completing the assignment as it
tells you the important things your instructor will be looking for as he/she grades your assignment.
Study Design
10 points
Problem and hypothesis are
correctly stated. Good concise
statements of the type of data to
be collected, and summary of how
it would be collected and
analyzed.
Problem and hypothesis are correctly
stated. Statements of the type of data
to be collected, and summary of how it
would be collected and analyzed misses
some key points.
Problem and hypothesis are
stated but with errors.
There are substantial errors
in the statements of the
type of data to be collected,
and summary of how it
would be collected and
analyzed.
Problem and hypothesis
are not stated. The
statements of the type of
data to be collected, and
summary of how it would
be collected and
analyzed are missing or
totally erroneous.
Population and
Sample
10 points
Accurately describes the
population and the sample and
how the sample will be selected.
Population and sample and how the
sample will be selected are described
with a few minor errors.
There are major errors in
the description of the
population and sample
and/or how the sample will
be selected.
Little or no attempt is
made to describe the
population and sample
or the descriptions are
totally inaccurate.
Variables and
Measures
20 points
All variables are accurately
described and classification as to
whether they are independent,
dependent, moderating, or
intervening variables are accurate.
Relationships among variables are
described and accurate. Accurate
descriptions of how variables will
be measured are given.
Variable descriptions and relationships
are mostly accurate with minor errors.
Descriptions of how variables will be
measured are mostly accurate with
minor errors.
There are major errors in
the descriptions of variables
and their relationships as
well as in the descriptions of
how they will be measured.
Little or no attempt is
made to describe the
variables, their
relationships, or how
they will be measured, or
descriptions are
completely inaccurate.
Data Collection
Methods
20 points
Accurate description of the kind of
data needed to complete the
study and how the data will be
collected are given. In the case of
surveys and questionnaires, a copy
is included in an appendix and
surveys or questionnaires are well
formulated. For structured
interviews, proposed interview
questions are included and well
formulated.
Description of the kind of data needed
to complete the study and how the
data will be collected are mostly
accurate with some minor errors. In the
case of surveys and questionnaires, a
copy is included in an appendix and
surveys or questionnaires contain only
minor errors. For structured interviews,
proposed interview questions are
included and contain only minor errors.
There are substantial errors
in the description of the
kind of data needed to
complete the study and how
the data will be collected. In
the case of surveys and
questionnaires, a copy is
included in an appendix but
includes numerous errors.
For structured interviews,
proposed interview
No attempt is made to
describe the kind of data
needed to complete the
study and how the data
will be collected. Copies
of surveys,
questionnaires, or
structured interview
questions are not
included.
Page 2 of 2
questions are included but
contain numerous errors.
Data Analysis
Methods
20 points
Proposed techniques for analyzing
the data are appropriate and fully
and accurately described along
with an explanation of why the
techniques were chosen and why
they are appropriate for the study.
Most techniques described are
appropriate with some minor errors.
Explanation of why the techniques are
appropriate and why they were chosen
misses some key elements.
Many techniques described
are inappropriate.
Explanation of why the
techniques are appropriate
and why they were chosen
is sketchy and omits many
key elements.
Analysis techniques are
either inappropriate or
not given. No
explanation of why the
techniques were chosen
or why they are
appropriate is given.
References and
Formatting
10 points
Consistently applied APA
guidelines in regards to
all aspects of the paper including
citations, references, headings,
page numbers, and running
headers.
Manuscript conformed to most APA
guidelines
Weak, incomplete,
ambiguous, or inconsistent
application of APA
formatting.
Failure to apply APA
rules for manuscript
presentation.
Writing and
Timeliness
10 points
Consistently applied standards of
English composition. There were
no grammatical, spelling and/or
punctuation errors and
transitional phrases were used to
guide the reader throughout the
text. Assignment submitted on
time.
Paper conformed to most standards of
English composition. There was an
occasional grammatical, spelling and/or
punctuation error.
Timeliness of delivery was acceptable.
Weak, incomplete,
ambiguous, or inconsistent
application of rules of
English composition. There
were frequent grammatical,
spelling and/or punctuation
errors.
Delivery was delinquent.
Failure to apply standard
rules for English
composition. There were
many grammatical,
spelling and/or
punctuation errors that
distracted the reader
from the content of the
writing.
Delivery was delinquent

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