Locate and analyze this week’s article in the University of the Rockies library. In a two-to-three-page paper, using two additional scholarly sources, determine which quantitative design was employed for this research and why, based on the knowledge you have gained from the reading assignment in Practical Research. Explain if the quantitative method that was used in this study was effective and why or why not. If the method used was not effective, provide a different quantitative design and explain why this alternate design is preferable.
This assignment is worth 8 points of the total course grade.
This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 2, 3.
This assignment aligns with the following course outcomes: 3.
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Content Criteria Total: 4
The quantitative design employed by the researchers is identified correctly.
Why this design was selected is addressed accurately.
The effectiveness or ineffectiveness of this design selected was discussed thoroughly.
The assignment is at least 2-3 pages in length.
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 2
Writing style is clear and concise.
Tone is academic and appropriate for the content and assignment.
Thesis statement is clearly articulated.
Structure is logical, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Flow is maintained by effective transitions.
Rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.
Adherence to APA formatting requirements is evident.
Research Criteria Total: 2
Sources are credible (preferably peer-reviewed), varied, relevant, and current (published within past five years); use of seminal work (e.g. Freud) is encouraged.
Sources inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision-making.
Includes required number of professional/scholarly sources.
Addresses ethical considerations in research when appropriate.
Leedy, P.D. & Ormrod, J.E. (2016). Practical research: Planning and design (11th ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com
- Chapter 6: Descriptive Research
- Chapter 7: Experimental, Quasi-Experimental and Ex Post Facto Designs
- Chapter 8: Analyzing Quantitative Data
Netting, F.E., O’Conner, M.K., & Fauri, D.P. (2008). Comparative approaches to program planning (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com
- Chapter 4: Interpretive Planning and Emergent Approaches
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