Discuss who your intended participants are – be specific and make sure to discuss in this section any inclusion

Methodology Assignment

(~2 pages -60 points)

The Methodology section is necessary to describe to the reader what you actually plan to measure/examine in your proposed study. Remember to use future tense are you are proposing a method in which you would collect data given the opportunity.Below, you will find detailed descriptions of each portion of the methodology that must be addressed in this assignment.

Method

Participant/Procedures.

  1. Discuss who your intended participants are – be specific and make sure to discuss in this section any inclusion (e.g., must be a full-time graduate student) or exclusion (e.g., individuals attending junior college) criteria for participants.
  2. List what personal demographic questions you plan on asking in your survey (e.g., ethnicity, class standing, employment status, etc.). Explain to me why these specific questions matter to you – what is the point of asking them? For example, there is an important distinction between asking for someone’s class standing vs. asking their favorite color.
  3. What type of sampling method do you intend to utilize to collect data? Non-Random? Random? Be specific as to why you chose this type of sampling and how it will influence the outcomes of your results.
  4. What type of survey design to you intend to utilize? Cross-sectional? Longitudinal? If longitudinal, what specific type of design? In either case, defend why you plan to utilize that design.
  5. Include the number of participants you intend to send out your surveyand provide at least two strategies for increasing response rates in the event that you are lacking the adequate number of participants after your initial solicitation.

Quantitative Instruments

Independent Variable (actually use the name instead of this title).This section provides the operational definition of each variable that you used within your survey. You should include information such as official name of scale, number of questions, and an example of one of the questions from the survey. Make sure all information in this section is cited.

Dependent Variable (this will be Student Communication Satisfaction as this is the DV for the entire class).This section provides the operational definition of each variable that you used within your survey. You should include information such as official name of scale, number of questions, and an example of one of the questions from the survey. Make sure all information in this section is cited.

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