Research Topic: Education Field

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Week 1 - Assignment (Research Topic):
Choose a topic from your major field of study. For example, if you pursuing a degree in education, your topic will come from the education field. Complete this task with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Describe the topic clearly: The topic should be well defined, realistic in scope, and appropriate for scholarly research. Complete the task with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Include a brief explanation of why you chose this topic. Keep in mind that you will be working on this topic all through the course. Choose one that will sustain your interest. Complete the task with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Writing – Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, APA usage – 10 points

Total – 40 points
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Week 2 - Assignment (Context of the Problem):

Fully described the history of the problem and why it is a problem. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Fully identified the problem and for whom it is a problem. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Fully explained the purpose of your research on this problem. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Had 0-3 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage – 10 points

Total – 40 points
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Week 3 - Assignment (Statement of the Problem):

Included an introductory sentence that is a general statement about the problem. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Included the problem sentence, which defines the structure from which the research question will be derived. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Included a third sentence that transitions the reader to what you plan to do about the problem in your paper. This sentence starts with, “Therefore, this proposal will ….” Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Had 0-3 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage – 10 points

Total – 40 points
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Week 4 - Assignment (Research Questions):

Fully described the procedures you will use for the research. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 15 points

Fully described the information and/or data you will collect. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 15 points

Fully explained how your research design will be useful in answering the research questions. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic – 10 points

Explanations very clear and well organized. Added helpful details – 10 points

Had 0-3 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage – 10 points

Total – 60 points
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Week 5 - Assignment (Research Design and Methodology):

Fully completed the introductory statement of the purpose of your project. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. – 10 points

Fully completed a description of the major research question or hypothesis derived from the problem statement that addresses the purpose. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. – 10 points

Fully submitted at least three (3) sub-questions or sub-hypotheses that will guide your research, with your rationale for asking them. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. – 10 points

Fully described the proposed qualitative or quantitative research method, and explained why the proposed research method is the most suitable for the research topic. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and...
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