This Week: Focus on Writing the Introduction and Purpose Statement
Note: This Application is due in Week 7.
To prepare for this Application:
Review Chapters 5 and 6 from the course text, Research Design and the “Purpose of Research” media segment.
Continue to refine your choices for articles in your annotated bibliography as needed—you will need total of 8 articles for the final assignment.
Write the introduction to your proposed study. Use the “Introduction Checklist” handout to help you improve your introduction and ensure that it is effective. Include one paragraph each for:
The research problem (also known as the problem statement)
The related literature about this problem
The deficiencies in the literature (identify several gaps in the literature)
The audiences who will potentially find the study of interest
Write a purpose statement for your proposed study using the scripts suggested in Chapter 6 of the course text, Research Design (see pp. 114, 118, 122, and 123). Use the “Purpose Statement Checklist” handout to help you improve your purpose statement and ensure that it is effective.
Prepare the following for this part of the assignment, and add it to the assignment you began last week (you are building a single document to be submitted in Week 7):
An introduction to your proposed study
A purpose statement for your proposed study
This week in the optional Workshop Discussion, consider posting the following information for feedback from your colleagues:
Continue to identify and/or refine a research problem to be studied.
Explain the significance of the research study for particular audiences.
Identify which one or more of the nine research purposes from “A Typology of Research Purposes and Its Relationship to Mixed Methods” with which your study would align.
Begin to formulate a purpose statement, using the scripts that Creswell provided.