(Template to use Attached) This is referring to School Counseling Research

(Template to use Attached)
This is referring to School Counseling Research

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This is referring to School Counseling Research Methods
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Description
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As a counselor, you will regularly use professional literature to inform your work. Many of the important questions that you will have as your career evolves will be answered by researchers conducting quantitative studies. The quantitative designs help generate the knowledge base that becomes the evidence behind our best practices.
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For this assignment, you will create a mini research proposal for a quantitative study. As you work through the activities relevant to quantitative research concepts, think through a possible quantitative study. Your work on this assignment will demonstrate that you understand the importance of the alignment of the elements of a study and how they work together.
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Preparation
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In preparation for this assignment, think about a problem in counseling practice that could be researched using a quantitative approach. Then, find three recent empirical sources that support your study of the problem. You may also wish to find a non-empirical source. The Counseling: Masters Research Guide Links to an external site. can help you with your library search.
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Instructions and Grading Criteria
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Create a mini research proposal that addresses the problem you identified, using the Week 6 Assignment Template [DOCX]. Your proposal must include the elements listed below each numbered grading criterion, so be sure to address each point. You may also want to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion in the assignment rubric to see how your work will be assessed.
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Synthesize scholarly literature that supports the study of a research problem.
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Write a mini literature review of three recent empirical sources (required) and one non-empirical source (optional).
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Create a quantitative research question that is aligned to a research problem.
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This specific question should be written in a way that it could be answered through quantitative data; this is the main question that will be answered by the proposed study. Identify any independent and dependent variables.
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Describe a research design for a quantitative study.
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Describe the research design for the proposed study.
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Choose from correlational, experimental, quasi-experimental, time-series, and survey.
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Provide a rationale as to why this particular design is a good fit for your study.
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Describe an appropriate sampling strategy for a quantitative study.
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Describe your proposed sampling strategy, including the population from which the sample would come and how many participants you would include.
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Detail data collection strategies and measurement instruments that address a research question.
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Identify data collection strategies that you would use in your study and describe any instruments that you would use.
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Explain how you would collect the quantitative data that would answer your research question.
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Explain a quantitative data analysis strategy that aligns to the research problem.
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Explain how you would analyze the data that you collected based upon your research question and type of data that will be collected.
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Describe ethical and cultural concerns in the proposed research study.
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Describe at least one ethical and at least one cultural concern that may be present in the proposed study.
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Describe how mixed methods might be applied to address the research problem.
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Describe how the problem that you investigated might be addressed by using a mixed-methods approach.
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Explain whether you believe that would be a stronger approach or not, in this particular situation.
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Communicate effectively in appropriate form and style, using APA guidelines for grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
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