Assignment 3 | Draft Methodology and Methods

PleaseFor this assignment you will draft your methodology and methods, identify limitations and delimitations of your proposed research, and craft a timeline. You will continue to work in your proposal template, updating pertinent information so that when you submit Assignment 3, you are submitting a complete proposal.

This section/chapter of your template should be laid out as follows:

  1. A sub-section titled Methodology. Please start with a sentence or two that outlines your understanding of the difference between qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research (with references). Please then identify whether your research is qualitative or mixed methods and explain why. Your next paragraph should start with the following statement ….. The proposed research will be conducted by using a meta synthesis as its methodology (for those undertaking the applied research project) OR …. The proposed research will be conducted using a modified action research approach as its methodology (for those undertaking the digital research consulting project). You will then provide a summary of how you understand the methodology (with references).
  2. A sub-section titled Methods. The methods sub-section is where you describe your methods — the HOW/WHAT of what you will do (including data you will gather and how you will analyze it). The methods section will contain the bulk of your work for this assignment and must provide full details of your proposed plan to undertake your research project.
  3. You will also include other relevant sub-sections as per the Details to include in a Proposal in the following order identified earlier in the course, including appropriate references for terminology such as limitations and delimitations.

This assignment is expected to be no more than 2,000 words, and is worth 30% of your final grade. You are expected to adhere to APA standards for citations and references, to back up your statements with appropriate academic literature, and to expand your references to include at least 20 academic references in total for your work to date. Please note that you can add additional supplemental information in an appendix – the appendix does not count towards your word count 

Value: 30%

Submit: to the Assignment 3 dropbox in Moodle.

Course Learning Outcome/Assessment Criteria Excellent
(A+ to A)
Proficient
(A- to B+)
Satisfactory
(B to B-)
Unsatisfactory
(F)
Citation and APA format All citations and APA format are correct. Most citations and APA formatting are correct. Some citations and APA formatting are correct. Few citations and APA formatting are correct.
Style, Grammar, Spelling All aspects of grammar and spelling are correct. Most aspects of grammar and spelling are correct. Some aspects of grammar and spelling are correct. Significant spelling and grammar errors.
Methodology Clearly outlines the difference between qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research with statements supported by appropriate academic references. Clearly states the type(s) of methods that will be used for the research paper or consulting project. Clearly states the appropriate methodology and provides a clear summary of the methodology backed up by appropriate academic references. Mostly outlines the difference between qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research with statements supported by appropriate academic references. States the type(s) of methods that will be used for the research paper or consulting project. Mostly clearly states the appropriate methodology and provides a mostly clear summary of the methodology backed up by appropriate academic references. Somewhat clearly outlines the difference between qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research with statements somewhat supported by appropriate academic references. Somewhat clearly states the type(s) of methods that will be used for the research paper or consulting project. Somewhat clearly states the appropriate methodology and provides a somewhat clear summary of the methodology backed up by appropriate academic references. Does not clearly outline the difference between qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Statement are not supported by appropriate academic references. Does not clearly state the type(s) of methods that will be used for the research paper or consulting project. Does not clearly state the appropriate methodology and does not provide a clear summary of the methodology backed up by appropriate academic references.
Methods Methods are clearly stated and described accurately. Information and plan are clearly structured and organised to support understanding and follow a logical sequence of activities. Methods are mostly clearly stated and described accurately. Information and plan are mostly clearly structured and organised to support understanding and follow a mostly logical sequence of activities Methods are somewhat clearly stated and described somewhat accurately. Information and plan are somewhat clearly structured and organised to support understanding and follow a somewhat logical sequence of activities Methods are not clearly stated and not described accurately. Information and plan are not clearly structured and organised to support understanding and do not follow a logical sequence of activities
completion of proposal All other remaining sections of the proposal are complete. All sections are clear and provide information backed up by appropriate academic sources. Other remaining sections of the proposal are mostly complete. Sections are mostly clear and provide information backed up by appropriate academic sources. Other remaining sections of the proposal are somewhat complete. Sections are somewhat clear and provide information backed up by appropriate academic sources. Other remaining sections of the proposal are not complete. Sections are not clear and do not provide information backed up by appropriate academic sources.