Ethical Considerations and Research Questions
This is a three-part assignment that will be submitted as one document. You do not need to include an introduction or conclusion. Note: This assignment will also be integrated into the Unit IV Assignment. Answer the following questions:
1) Define the term research question in your own words, and expand upon the significance of carefully crafting it at the outset of the research undertaking.
2) Explain the importance of ethical considerations in public and nonprofit administration research. Be sure to mention informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, anonymity, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) in your response.
3) Go to The College Scorecard by clicking the link below.
U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). College scorecard. Retrieved from https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
Select Public Administration and Social Service Professions in the Programs and Degrees box and your state of residence in the Location box. You will see the names of a number of schools as well as each school’s statistics for total undergraduates, average annual cost, graduation rate, and salary after attending. With the information provided, construct two research questions. The topic of the questions can be anything of your choice, but you should be sure to include the relevant variables as well as hypotheses that you would associate with each question.
The total assignment length (not counting title and reference pages) should be at least three pages and no more than four pages. Please use the textbook and at least scholarly article in the development of your comprehensive assignment. APA formatting applies. The purpose of this assignment is to gauge your understanding of the content, so focus on writing original content rather than simply regurgitating the textbook or other sources whether by paraphrasing or using direct quotes. Paraphrasing is acceptable, but try to keep paraphrasing to a minimum. A good rule of thumb is to use 80% of your own work and paraphrase 20% or less of the work of others.
O’Sullivan, E., Rassel, G. R., & Taliaferro, J. D. (2011). Practical research methods for nonprofit and public administrators. New York, NY: Routledge.