In this assignment, you will submit research articles that uses each type of research (qualitative, quantitative) from the Shapiro Library social science database of your choice on a topic you wish to explore further.
As you begin your research to identify a research problem, it is important to make sure you are finding research from scholarly database resources and that you can find research articles of various types. For this assignment, you will select a quantitative research study and a qualitative research study on your chosen topic from databases in the Shapiro Library within your program of study. Then you will create a PowerPoint slide that includes the full APA citation for each article as well as the permalink (URL) to the article. Consult this SNHU FAQ: What is a permalink, permanent link, or static link? for instructions on working with EBSCO and ProQuest databases. Your instructor will use the link to determine if the article came from a Shapiro Library database.
The slide you create for this assignment will be used as part of your presentation for Project One in Module Four. Be sure to indicate which study is quantitative and which is qualitative on your slide.
Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:
- Qualitative Research Article: Select a qualitative research article from a Shapiro Library database that explores a research topic you may wish to investigate further within your field of study (anthropology, human services, criminal justice, or political science). Include a full APA citation and a permalink to the article.
- Quantitative Research Article: Select a quantitative research article from a Shapiro Library database that explores the same research topic that you wish to investigate further within your field of study (anthropology, human services, criminal justice, or political science) as the quantitative article. Include a full APA citation and permalink to the article.
Visit the Resources: Methodologies: Qualitative and Quantitative page in the learning environment for Shapiro Library databases specific to your area of study, as well as a video for how to conduct effective research using the Shapiro Library.
What to Submit
This assignment must be completed as a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint, as it will become part of your Project One (which is a PowerPoint presentation). Citations should be in APA Style.