Key Assignment Draft
Please select a research topic of your choice in the field of public administration/public policy for your Key Assignment.
The Key Assignment will include 2 parts. Part 1 (Week 4 IP) will include the planning and preparation of your research topic. Part 2 (Week 5 IP) will include reporting on the
results of your research.
Part 1: Tasks Week 4 IP
Prepare a document on a research topic of your choice that will include the following topics:
Determine the issues
Build on the work of others
Use models to clarify the issue within its context or environment
Assess stakeholders’ needs
Determine the research questions
Select an appropriate design
Develop data collection strategy and instruments
Develop a sampling approach
Develop data analysis strategy
Review and test the methodology
Prepare a work plan with resource and time requirements
Gather the data
Analyze the data
Verify the accuracy of the data and analysis
Formulate the findings
Please submit your assignment.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Christensen, Johnson & Turner, Chapter 4
The CTU Writing Support Center
Apply research concepts and principles by developing a research strategy and proposal for a project.
Demonstrate an understanding of qualitative, quantitative, mixed and action research methods.
Identify and select research designs, methodologies, analysis, and measurement strategies to be used in order to conduct a successful research project.