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The Research Process

According to the text, the research process follows a set of four steps including: hypothesize, operationalize, measure, and explain.

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• Locate a study through the Ashford University library and apply it to the research process. For help on finding research article through the library, watch the Searching Techniques: Proquest (Links to an external site.) and Searching Techniques: EBSCOhost (Links to an external site.) videos.

• Define whether the study you found is a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods design study.

• Identify the hypotheses or research questions (qualitative studies only include research questions).

• Briefly define the independent and dependent variables in measurable terms.

• Discuss how the data was collected and provide a brief review of the findings/results.

• Describe how the research process can apply to other situations and whether you think the research process is useful for all research problems.

Your post should be at least 300 words

Required Texts

You can find more helpful items for Constellation at the following site: https://content.rockies.edu/support/tutorials/ (Links to an external site.)

Constellation: Malec, T. & Newman, M. (2013). Research methods: Building a knowledge base. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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Anderson, J. D. (2006). Qualitative and quantitative research. Available at http://web20kmg.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/82037432/QualitativeandQuantitativeEvaluationResearch.pdf (Links to an external site.)

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Conway, A. (2014). Circuit court involved youth in Virginia: A descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative research study. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/978144627305014535709

Diem, K. G. (2002). A step-by-step guide to developing effective questionnaires and survey procedures for program evaluation & research. Available at http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pid=FS995 (Links to an external site.)

Edwards, K. & Dardis, C. (2014).Conducting mixed-methodological dating violence research: Integrating quantitative survey and qualitative data. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/978144627305013516582

Explorable (2010). Experimental research. Available at https://explorable.com/experimental-research (Links to an external site.)

Explorable (2010).  The scientific method.  Available at https://explorable.com/scientific-method (Links to an external site.)

Frank, G., & Polkinghorne, D. (2010). Qualitative research in occupational therapy: From the first to the second generation. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 30(2), 51-57.

Stoltenberg, C. D., & Pace, T. M. (2007). The scientist-practitioner model: Now more than ever. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 37(4), 195-203. doi:10.1007/s10879-007-9054-0

Svensson, C. (2014). Qualitative methodology in unfamiliar cultures: Relational and ethical aspects of fieldwork in Malaysia. London: SAGE Publications Ltd doi: 10.4135/978144627305014533923

Trochim, W. M. K. (2006). Research methods: Knowledge base. Available at http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/ (Links to an external site.)

Tsene, L. (2016). Qualitative multi-method research: Media social responsibility. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/978144627305015595393


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