hypothesis and research design

 Overview: In Milestone Two, you will submit your proposed hypothesis and research design.  Submit the Milestone Two Worksheet. For the hypothesis, you should give a brief overview of what you expect to find in your area of research based on the research you have gathered. Be sure that your hypothesis is clear and supported by literature, using specific examples from the literature.

Next, you should discuss the specific method that you will use for your research proposal, for example, an experimental design, a correlational design, a survey, or a case study.  You should also discuss the details of how this method will be used.

For example, if you are using an experimental design, you will need to identify the independent and dependent variables of the experiment. Or, if you are using a survey, discuss how the survey will be carried out.

How will you ensure the questions are well formulated? Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Introduction E. Hypothesis 1. State your hypothesis.

The hypothesis should be logical and appropriate to the topic you want to research. 2. Explain where your hypothesis fits in the context of the literature reviewed. 3. Discuss specific examples from relevant literature that support your hypothesis. II. Methods A. Methodology 1.

Explain the research design and method you selected, and justify why they are appropriate for your research. 2. Discuss the research participants that will be involved in your study, including how they will be selected and how many will be used. Guidelines for Submission: Complete the Milestone Two Worksheet using complete sentences. Consult the guidelines for following APA style found in the 7 th edition of the APA Manual.

Your worksheet must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least the two sources cited in APA format from Milestone One and any other literature you have examined to formulate your hypothesis as references.