Research Plan Matrix.


Research Plan Matrix.

Research Plan Matrix.


Throughout this course, you have read and evaluated nine articles on the topic identified in Topic 2. Now that you have a greater understanding of the research that is available on your topic, using the Research Plan Matrix create a literature review synthesis about three articles you feel have had the most influence on your topic.

In addition to the synthesis, respond to the following 10 key strategic points to outline your action research plan:

  1. Title
  2. Purpose: The intent of this Action Research is to increase the understanding of . . . .
  3. Problem Statement: It is not known. . . .
  4. Sample
  5. Research Questions/Hypotheses
  6. Variables
  7. Phenomena Being Studied
  8. Data Collection Approaches
  9. Methodology

10. Data Analysis Approaches

Submit both the Research Plan Matrix and responses to the 10 key strategic points to your instructor.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectation for successful completion.

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Topic 6: Research Plan Matrix

  Topic or Theme:  
  Source 1  Source 2 Source 3 Compare and Contrast SourcesSimilarities and Differences
APA Reference    N/A
Purpose and Significance (Theme)     
Research Question(s):     
Design and Population:Study DesignSubjects      
Methodology:InstrumentationProceduresStatistical AnalysisLimitations and Assumptions      
Results:Key Findings:Hypothesis Supported     
Conclusions:Based on the Data and Analysis     
Individual Article Summary     
Topics for Further Research     

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