This week we are reading about experiments and qualitative field research. In your research paper for this class, you are using data, which have already been collected and are ready to be used for statistical analysis.
Drawing on this week’s material how do you think the research question for your paper could potentially be answered using an experiment or qualitative field research?
- What would be the advantages and disadvantages?
- What would be easier than using quantitative data and methods and what would be a challenge?
The writing assignments are supposed to help you apply the class concepts to your own ideas and to practice your writing in preparation for the final research paper. Your writing assignment should be 2-3 pages in length. A couple of important points:
- Make sure to introduce any concepts from the class material you are referring to (briefly explain what they are).
- Be sure to cite, meaning use in-text citation in the (author, year) format and provide a short reference list or list of sources at the end of your write-up, using a standard citation format, e.g. APA.