Developing a Research Topic hypotheses, intro, and preliminary measures.

 

 

Need help formulating an introduction and hypotheses for the research topics below. Please attach some research studies/articles relative to my topic that may be used as a good starting point must be peer reviewed articles.also attach some potential references list.

Develop a preliminary list of measures, including appropriate references and copies of the measures.

Select a final measures and begin to develop data collection and data analysis plans

Topics:

What percentage of persons with green card prefer to keep their green card versus naturalizing?

What are the the barriers to naturlizations for green card holders.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

What population of subjects am i going to be investigating?

how many participants do i want to have?

how am i going to indicate where i am getting these numbers from? is it going to be region, virgin islands

*bigger is not always the best*

effect size, power, power analyses, ex. group, correlation, that is the best way to determine participants.

participant section, age range need to have an age range

ethnicity, English as a primary language, education background, highest level of education, socioeconomic status, parents education, parents income, demographic,

explain why i am excluding some participants if i am excluding any.

recruitment: where, how

need to have a script and stick to it.

consent form needed procedures, thank you, payments. (coercion) (give pen)

privacy agreement

possible issues, cost of naturalizing, esl, education, benefits,

piloting(?)

consent form. make sure the language is the same. be consistent, measures and in everything.

Purpose: Describe the objectives and hypotheses of the study and what you expect to learn or demonstrate:

Background: Describe the theory or data supporting the objectives of the study and include a bibliography of key references as applicable.

Subject Population: Describe the characteristics of the participant population including the inclusion and exclusion criteria and the number of participants you plan to recruit:

Recruitment Procedure: Describe your recruitment strategies including how the potential participants will be approached and precautions that will be taken to minimize the possibility of undue influence or coercion. Include copies of the recruitment letters, leaflets, etc. in your submission.

Consenting Procedure: Describe the consenting procedure, whether participation is completely voluntary, whether the participants can withdraw at any time without penalty, the procedures for withdrawing, and whether an incentive (describe it) will be offered for participation. If a vulnerable population is recruited, describe the measures that will be taken to obtain consent (e.g., cognitively impaired participants, prisoners, pregnant women, HIV/AID participants) or assent from minors and permission from parents of minors.

  • Study Procedures: Provide a chronological description of the procedures, tests, and interventions that will be implemented during the course of the study. Indicate the number of visits, length of each visit, and the time it would take to undergo the various tests, procedures, and interventions. If blood or tissue is to be collected, indicate exactly how much in simple terms. Flow diagrams may be used to clarify complex projects.

Data Analysis: Describe how you will analyze your data to answer the study question.

Potential Risks and Precautions to Reduce Risk: Indicate any physical, psychological, social, or privacy risk which the subject may incur. Risk(s) must be specified. Also describe what measures have been or will be taken to prevent and minimize each of the risks identified.

  • Procedures to Maintain Confidentiality: Describe how the data will be collected, de-identified, stored, used, and disposed to protect confidentiality. If protected health information is to be re-identified at a later date, describe the procedure for doing so. All signed consents and hard data at the end of your research project must be handed over to your faculty advisor or program coordinator to be stored for a minimum of 3 years in a locked filing cabinet (and locked room) in your advisors/program coordinator’s office or lab.

Potential Benefits: Describe the potential benefits of the research to the participants, to others with similar problems, and to society.

  Excellent Good Fair Poor
Main Posting 45 (45%) – 50 (50%) 

Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources.

 

Supported by at least three current, credible sources.

 

Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

40 (40%) – 44 (44%) 

Responds to the discussion question(s) and is reflective with critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

 

At least 75% of post has exceptional depth and breadth.

 

Supported by at least three credible sources.

 

Written clearly and concisely with one or no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

35 (35%) – 39 (39%) 

Responds to some of the discussion question(s).

 

One or two criteria are not addressed or are superficially addressed.

 

Is somewhat lacking reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

 

Somewhat represents knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

 

Post is cited with two credible sources.

 

Written somewhat concisely; may contain more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

 

Contains some APA formatting errors.

0 (0%) – 34 (34%) 

Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately.

 

Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria.

 

Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

 

Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

 

Contains only one or no credible sources.

 

Not written clearly or concisely.

 

Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

 

Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Main Post: Timeliness 10 (10%) – 10 (10%) 

Posts main post by day 3.

0 (0%) – 0 (0%) 0 (0%) – 0 (0%) 0 (0%) – 0 (0%) 

Does not post by day 3.

First Response 17 (17%) – 18 (18%) 

Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

 

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

 

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

15 (15%) – 16 (16%) 

Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

13 (13%) – 14 (14%) 

Response is on topic and may have some depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

 

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

0 (0%) – 12 (12%) 

Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

 

No credible sources are cited.

Second Response 16 (16%) – 17 (17%) 

Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

 

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

 

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

14 (14%) – 15 (15%) 

Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

 

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

12 (12%) – 13 (13%) 

Response is on topic and may have some depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

 

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

0 (0%) – 11 (11%) 

Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

 

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

 

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

 

No credible sources are cited.

Participation 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) 

Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days.

0 (0%) – 0 (0%) 0 (0%) – 0 (0%) 0 (0%) – 0 (0%) 

Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days.

Total Points: 100

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