Research Paper

Hypothesis for research paper- Millennial police recruits are more likely to work for a police department that is willing to modernize their day-to-day practices and equipment. 



In this assignment you will compile some of the information you provided in previous assignments into a single, coherent research report with additional sections. You will be using the following assignments:

  • Week 1: Discussion Question 1: Topic Selection
  • Week 2: Literature Review
  • Week 3: Research Question and Hypothesis Worksheet
  • Week 4: Thinking About Research Paper

Review the sections “Some Basic Considerations” (pp. 477–479) and “Organization of the Report” (pp. 479–483) in Ch. 15 of The Basics of Social Research. This will help you understand the components and organization of a research report, as well as some best practices for writing them. 

Write a 6- to 10-page research report for your selected topic, research question, or hypothesis. You should choose a quantitative or a qualitative study. Your research report should include the following sections:

  1. Introduction: Identify an area, story, or popular news opening to your research proposal. Sometimes researchers start with a news report, a phenomenon of much media coverage, or some other event (current or historical) that brings the reader into your research project. Additionally, be sure to introduce your topic of study.
  2. Succinctly state your research question and your research purpose (for example, descriptive or exploratory). You may include your hypotheses here.
  3. Offer a section on background, whenever applicable.
  4. Literature review: Review the feedback your instructor provided on your Literature Review assignment from Week 2. This is an opportunity to implement suggestions to improve your literature review.
  5. Provide the heart of this proposal (for the research class): the methods section. You should include the following:
  • An introductory paragraph outlining the contents of the methodology section
  • Detail your conceptualization (definitions) and operationalization (measurement).
  • Discuss how you are going to conduct the method.
  • Discuss sampling issues to include: unit of analysis, target population, sampling frame, and what kind of sample you are using.
  • Address human subjects protection.
  • Offer a timeframe for each of the steps you will engage in your research.
  • Offer a reasonable budget for the proposed research.

Format your report consistent with APA guidelines, including a proper title page and reference page.


Need by Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 08:00 AM EST

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