Newton, Bower, and Williams (2004) outline the process of “devising and revising” a research question, be it descriptive, relational, or comparative. After reading their paper, write a three-page paper that addresses the following:
- How do descriptive research questions differ from questions of relationship? From questions of comparison?
- How should a researcher determine if prior research exists on the intended research topic?
- What factors should be used to gauge the quality of previous research? Why are these important in making this assessment?
- Should formulation of a research question precede or follow consultation with the scholarly literature? Please explain.
Length: 3 pages typed, double-spaced.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
Your work should adhere to these MSHS Assignment Expectations.