This week, you be completing the Research Design Alignment Table. This table ensures your Prospectus Form has a logical progression from the research problem to the purpose of the study. The table should demonstrate that the identified framework grounds the investigation into the stated problem. When completing the alignment table, make sure that the problem, purpose, and framework in the left-hand column align with the research question(s) (RQs) (all rows). Ensure that each RQ address the problem and align with the purpose of the study.
To complete this section of the Prospectus Form, fill out the sections of the table that are addressed in your Prospectus Form.
Once you complete the table using the content you developed on the Prospectus Form, look to see that the information across each individual row match/align with the RQ listed for that row.
- By row, will the variables listed address the RQ?
- By row, will the analysis address the RQ?
- By row, can the analysis be completed with the data points that will be collected?
Note: At the prospectus stage, not all items in the table below can be identified (e.g., data points, data analysis). Please complete the items that you have identified in this Prospectus Form.