CRIM 430

Step 1: Identifying a Research Question

 

 

1.      What is the research question for this study?

 

___________________________________________________________?

 

 

2.      Which of the concepts included in your question represent the independent and the dependent variable of your research question?

 

Independent variable=______________________ Dependent variable=____________________________

 

 

3. What/who is your target population? How will you identify them? Will you use the entire population or will you need to select a sample? What will be your unit of analysis for this study?

 

 

 

4.      What type of research design is best for your project? If it is quasi-experimental, what type of quasi-experimental design will it be? If it is non-experimental, identify whether you are using a cross-sectional or longitudinal study. If it is a longitudinal study, what type of longitudinal study is it?

 

 

 

 

5.      Provide a visual explanation of how your research design will look. Be sure the clarify how you would achieve each step in the design process.