10 Unique Research Questions
This written assignment is based on the work conducted in the “Research Question Brainstorm” discussion forum. Based on this initial work, feedback received, and additional research, you should submit a final version of at least 10 unique research questions. You are encouraged to use a wide range of variables, in terms of number and types, and to make sure the questions cover a range of focus, such as exploring relationships between variables, making predictions for one variable using one or more other variables, and determining differences between groups across one or two variables.
For each of the 10 questions, provide the following:
- List the research question
- Identify the variables presented in the question
- Provide an operational definition for each variable
- Describe each variable’s scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio) and characteristics (i.e., discrete vs. continuous, numerical vs. categorical, etc.)
The paper should be from 700 to 1000 words and APA formatted but can include listings, though full sentences should be used within these listings. Be sure to appropriately identify each component for each question. Students should submit their paper to the Dropbox by Day 7.
Point Value: 5 Points
Weekly Learning Outcome Alignment: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Content CriteriaTotal: 3
10 appropriate and correctly formatted research questions are presented.
All variables evident in each research question are correctly identified.
Appropriate operational definitions are provided for all variables for each research question.
All variables’ scale of measurement and characteristics for each research question are correctly identified.
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 1
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed; paper contains consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Style CriteriaTotal: 1
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment.
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.