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This section of your paper provides the reader with a description of how you are planning to conduct research. It explains what research approach you have chosen, and why. It describes any special considerations and defines any limitations and terms specific to this project, if necessary. If you are using any specific research measures (like interview or survey questions) you would include these as an appendix. This section will range from 5-8 pages. This section should go beyond the unhelpful description of “this research paper uses a qualitative/quantitative/mixed research method.” You will need to clearly describe and explain the research method in use, how you chose any cases under investigation, how you intend to measure your variables, how you will carry out your research (including both the collection and assessment of data), and how you will draw your conclusions. You will draw from you research proposal as a starting point since this should have been briefly covered in your week 4 submission.
Before completing this section make sure you take time to review the helpful information provided within the “Methodology formatting guide” as well as the rubric that corresponds to this assignment.
The attached document is from Belcher, Wendy Laura. 2009. Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Sage. Chapter 10 on “Editing Your Sentence
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