Choose your methods. In this assignment, you will begin to fleshout what your research will look
like. Pick two methods: one quantitative (experiment, quasiexperiment, survey) and one qualitative
(unobtrusive observation, participant observation, content analysis). Write a 4page paper telling me
about your research design. For your quantitative approach, tell me your working hypothesis (which,
of course, is grounded in literature). After presenting your hypothesis, discuss the variables involved
in testing that hypothesis. How do you operationalize your constructs? What manipulations will you
employ? For your qualitative approach, discuss what types of questions will be guiding your research.
How will you gather your data? What is your research plan?
For both quantitative and qualitative methods, you should tell me about your sample, in terms of sample size and any other special sampling concerns. Also, discuss whether there are any potential
ethical concerns related to your chosen approach. Be as clear and specific about these points as