Assignment 1 is to help you get the ball rolling on the beginning stages of your research proposal. For this assignment, you are to address the following questions in 2-3 double-spaced pages with 1″ margins (all sides) and 12 point font. Your heading should be no longer than one line, and should include the following: name, course, and assignment #. Please number each response, and submit your assignment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Assignments submitted in Mac files or .pdf format will not be accepted. Make sure that you follow the directions carefully. This assignment is worth up to 10 points.
1. What social science topic are you interested in designing a research project on? Why this topic? (3 points)
2. Develop four questions that you might investigate about the topic you selected. Each question should reflect a different research motive: Descriptive, exploratory, explanatory, and evaluative. (4 points)
3. Of the four research questions, which one interests you the most? Would you prefer to attempt to answer that question using quantitative or qualitative methods? Why? (3 points)