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PS 300 KU Strengths and Limitations of This Study Method Question


As you have learned during this class, a researcher can choose from many research methods. It is important to think of what is most needed from your study results when choosing what method to use as different research designs yield different data. The data obtained, in turn, influences the conclusions that can be made and the implications of study results for professionals working in the field.

In the Unit 9 Assignment, you will be given five scenarios to review and analyze. Using the Unit 9 Assignment Template, respond to the following for each:

  1. Of the study methods discussed in class (single case, observational, survey, quasi-experimental, or single factor), which method would be ideal for the researcher to use? Why?
  2. Based on the study method you identified, briefly describe how the researcher could structure their study.
  3. What are strengths and limitations to the use of this study method?
  4. Each scenario has a possible bias/error associated with it. Based on the bias/error listed for this scenario, how could this affect the study results, and how could a researcher work around this?

This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:

PS300-3: .Describe how error/bias affects conclusions derived from a research study

PS300-4: Apply the five basic research methods.

GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

Writing Requirements

The responses for this Assignment must be written in Standard English and demonstrate superior organization, including a highly developed viewpoint and purpose. The communication of your thoughts must be highly ordered, logical, and unified, displaying exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics (including the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure).Please be sure to use 6th Edition APA formatting and citation style with your responses to each question and include a Reference Page that lists all of your sources. If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Writing Center.

Submitting Your Assignment

Use the provided Unit 9 Assignment Template. Save it in a location and with a name that you will remember. When you are ready to submit, select the Unit 9 Assignment Dropbox and upload your file. To view your graded work after your instructor has evaluated it, please visit your Gradebook

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