methods data collection and analysis

For this assignment, you reflect on the research question chosen for your Capstone Project “What impact do Extreme Risk Protection Orders have on public safety?”

and how it influences the types of data that might help answer your question, as well as the research methods that would support collecting this type of data.

The assignment must be 1 page and include:

  • An explanation of the types of data that may help you answer your research question.
  • Then, explain which research method might be best if you were to collect data for your Capstone Project and why.
  • Support your explanation with resources from your literature review (WILL BE PROVIDED FOR REFERENCE) that discuss various research methods and analysis.

Resources for this assignment WILL BE PROVIDED

  • Chen, H. (Ed.). (2005). Practical program evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
    • Chapter 3, “A Practical Evaluation Taxonomy: Selecting the Evaluation Approach That Works” (pp. 45–70)

      This chapter discusses the importance of selecting evaluation strategies and approaches that meet the needs of stakeholders. In addition, it introduces the taxonomy of practical program evaluation.

  • Majchrzak, A. (Ed.). (1984). Methods for policy research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
    • Chapter 4, “Technical Analysis” (pp. 55–74)
    • Chapter 5, “Analysis of Study Recommendations” (pp. 75–90)

      These chapters explore guidelines for operationalizing variables, designing study methodology, conducting the analysis, and developing conclusions and tentative recommendations, as well as the analysis of study recommendations.

  • Walliman, N. (Ed.). (2006). Social research methods. London, England: Sage.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
    • Part two, “Core Areas of the Curriculum”
      • “The Nature of Data” (pp. 50–65)
      • “Data Collection Methods” (pp. 83–100)
      • “Quantitative Data Analysis” (pp. 109–128)
      • “Qualitative Data Analysis” (pp. 129–146)

These chapters explore the types of data and methods for collecting data. Also, these chapters provide types of data analysis techniques. As you read through these chapters, reflect on your own research paper. Consider which types of data, data collection methods, and data analysis methods align best with your research.

  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2012c). Roundtable: Research methods [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
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