The final paper this semester is a paper in which you discuss your research methods and explore a preliminary analysis of key themes from your data. The total length requirement is 5-7 pages, and you must include a bibliography. You should discuss two areas in the paper:
Methods (2 pages):
In this section, you must describe your research question, research methods, ethics, and data analysis techniques, specifically referencing at least 3-course readings about the concepts (I have attached PDFs). Title section Methods. Use the citations on the syllabus for your bibliography and use proper citation practices. The section must include a discussion of all the following questions:
What research question guided this study?
What methods did you use to gather your data?
What measures did you take to ensure you followed the key ethical principles in your research, such as doing no harm, ensuring confidentiality, getting informed consent (be specific)?
What methodological challenges did you face?
What methods of data analysis did you employ in the research?
Data Analysis (3-5 pages):
In this section, you must explore the key themes that you found to be most significant in your data. You should discuss themes that came up in your data think about, what does your data help you understand about your research question? Include examples from your data. Some questions you could explore in this discussion include:
What did you learn about your topic by gathering this data?
What do you feel you know about your topic now from gathering your data?
What specific themes or patterns in your data did you notice that illuminate aspects of your research question?
What limitations do you have in understanding your research question after gathering this data?
What questions were not answered and what are you curious to learn more about after gathering your data?
The writing in this section can be a pretty free form (even free written) but read it over before handing it in to make sure its grammatically reasonable and clean of typos.
5-7 pages + reference page
Parenthetical citations and reference page ASA format
12 point font, double spaced
I have attached my Research Proposal and my observation study Fieldnotes and Notes on Notes. Please use those and the course readings to complete this analytical paper.