My topic is on How Information Technology has shaped our Government
HYPOTHESIS AND RESEARCH DESIGN:
You are to submit your Hypothesis (Research Questions) and Research Design in a Word document which typically range from 7 – 15 pages in length with no less than 10 new peer reviewed references. IMPORTANT: The paper meet the APA 6th Edition format criteria established by the American Psychological Association.
These are your research questions (what you plan to measure/examine). This section may also be in paragraph form. Research questions must be individual questions that each measures only one item (one question = one measurement). A couple of questions are expected in this section (typically 2 to 5).
You MUST put these questions in traditional hypotheses format. For example: IF someone grows up in a poor neighborhood, they will be more likely to be involved with crime than someone in a middle or upper class neighborhood.
The Research Design Section:
This section should provide the reader with a summary of the student’s research. In it, the student outlines the research problem, the research questions that need to be addressed to resolve this problem, methods the researcher has chosen to gather data to answer the research questions, and possible implications of resolving the research problem.
In short, your research design should be the “step by step” directions that would enable a researcher to carry out and execute your research should you be unable to conduct the study yourself. Think of this as directions from how to get to point A to point B. This detail is necessary as it demonstrates that you understand how to best do your research for your topic.
Incorporate all this sections references into one comprehensive list and should be in APA 6th Edition format. If you have a citation in the body of your work you must have the appropriate reference in the reference section. Also if you have a reference in your reference section, you must have a citation from that work somewhere in the body of your work. The citations and references must match up.
You will be strictly held to the APA standards. Proper citations, in format and use as well as proper references must be implemented.