Since your hypotheses may serve as your research questions (what you plan to measure/examine), list the questions and then convert them into hypotheses. Research questions must be individual questions that measure only one item (one question = one measurement). A couple of questions are expected in this section (typically 2 to 4). You MUST convert these questions into traditional hypotheses format. For example: If someone grows up in a poor neighborhood, they will be more likely to be involved with crime than someone in a middle or upper-class neighborhood. A hypothesis is a statement and not a question.

The Research Design (Methodology) Section:

This section should provide the reader with a summary of the research. You will address the research problem, the research questions (hypotheses) that need to be addressed to resolve this problem, the research method (qualitative or quantitative), how you will select your sample population, how you will collect your data, and how you will analyze your data.
In short, your research design should illustrate the “step by step” directions that would enable another researcher to  execute your research if you are unable to conduct the study yourself. Think of this as directions from how to get to point A to point B. This detail is necessary as it demonstrates that you understand how to best conduct your research for your topic.

Incorporate your references into this section and provide one comprehensive list. Remember to use APA 6th Edition format. If you have a citation in the body of your work, you must provide the appropriate reference in the reference section. Also, if you have a reference in your reference section, you must have a citation from that work somewhere in the body of your work. The citations and references must match up. You will be strictly held to the APA standards. Use proper citations and references!

Submission Instructions: 

This paper is worth 20-points and is due Sunday of Week 6. You are to submit your Hypothesis (Research Questions) and Research Design (Methodology) in a Word document with your references. Upload your MS Word document to this assignment as an attachment as Turnitin will assess your matching percent. Please remember to keep your matching percent to 10% (direct and in-direct quotes).

IMPORTANT: The paper must meet the APA 6th Edition format criteria established by the American Psychological Association. Again, the intent of this section is for you to explain what you will do to collect and analyze your data. It is not intended for you to explain what you did as you did not carry out the full study in this course. Also the goal is to speak in the future tense when you complete this section.

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