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Goal: The goal of this assignment is to choose a research topic, research paradigm, write research questions, and reflect on the research process in the Communication field.
Course Objectives: 3 & 4
The My Proposed Research Project is a critical assignment for this class, as it provides you with the tools to start your own line of research. This document should be a minimum of 1000 words and should include the following sections:
Section 1. My Proposed Research Topic
What research phenomenon interests me?
Why does this interest me?
What questions do I want to explore in my research?
Section 2. Research Paradigm
What research paradigm best suits my research topic?
Does the topic lend itself to a quantitative research design or a qualitative research design?
How can I go about collecting data?
Section 3. Research Questions – Please provide at least two research questions.
Section 4. Reflection
Why is this research important?
How does it contribute to what we know about the world?
What happens if this research isn’t conducted?
Please see the attached rubric for grading guidelines.