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SCS 285 Module Three Journal Guidelines

SCS 285 Module Three Journal Guidelines

SCS 285 Module Three Journal Guidelines and Rubric


In this journal assignment, think about each of the research articles you found for the Project Prep assignment in Module One. (You will later add to this research for Milestone Two.) Why do you think the researchers in each of your articles decided to use the methodology they chose? What about each research question might imply that this methodology is best? Note that you have research on the same research topic that represents both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, so when assessing each study, you may wish to consider the effectiveness of the opposite methodology. For example, if you have a quantitative research study, you may want to consider how the study could have benefitted from qualitative research. Complete each step for both studies.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  • Relationship Between Methodology and Question:
    • Explain the relationship between the methodology used and the research question that was asked in each study. Include each research question and the methodology of each study (quantitative or qualitative).
  • Evaluation of Methodology Selection:
    • Evaluate how successful each methodology choice was for answering the research question asked.

What to Submit

This assignment must be 1–2 paragraphs in length and include references cited in APA format. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

Note: For journal assignments, you can receive a Proficient, Needs Improvement, or Not Evident score on each of your rubric criteria. There is no Exemplary score for this assignment, because you will receive feedback and make revisions to improve beyond proficiency in these concepts.