Post an Explanation of The Criteria

Post an Explanation of The Criteria

Post an Explanation of The Criteria 150 150 Peter

Post an Explanation of The Criteria

Required Readings

Walden University. (2015b). Social change. Retrieved from http://www.waldenu.edu/about/social-change

Optional Resources
Vogt, W. P., Gardner, D. C., & Haeffele, L. M. (2012). When to use what research design. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Question: Post an explanation of the criteria you could use to evaluate alignment between data collection methods and other research components, such as the problem, purpose, research questions, and design. Then, reflecting on the course content, discuss the extent to which your newly acquired research knowledge and skills can support your role as an agent of positive social change. Be specific and provide an example(s).

Sample Paper

Criteria to Consider in Aligning Research Components

Research alignment can be achieved through essential criteria. Therefore, effective training is vital for new researchers and novices (Walkington & Bernacki, 2020). Research alignment follows criteria in ensuring that research components such as data collection methods, problem purpose, research questions, and design are well articulated in the study. This study discusses criteria in research components alignment and the influence of acquisition of new skills and knowledge in research to support my role as a positive social change.

The criteria I would use to evaluate alignment between data collection methods and other research components are credibility, validity, and ethical standards and norms. Credibility is crucial to enhance the reliability of the study scientifically. It shows that the study is trustworthy, based on the credible sources used by the study. It also shows the balance between methods and research designs if they match the study’s goal. Validity is the scientific value of the study in a scientific way. The data collection methods used must be valid to other research components to enhance validity in the fundamental research (Vogt et al., 2012). Ethical norms and standards are essential in evaluating alignment in research components. Researchers must consider participants’ moral norms and cultural standards to avoid quoting unethical issues in the study.

Role as an Agent of Positive Social Change

According to Walden University’s article, social change is a unified concept in the communities, creating a positive change through all dimensions (Walden University, 2015b). Therefore, my newly acquired research knowledge and skills will enable me to understand the diversity in various cultures, especially when collecting data. For example, suppose I am assigned to collect data in a reserved culture where women are not allowed to express themselves. In that case, I will have to adhere to ethical standards and norms of research by understanding this culture through active participation in their daily activities, as we get to bond and talk freely to allow them to feel comfortable and respond.

 

References

Vogt, W. P., Gardner, D. C., & Haeffele, L. M. (2012). When to use what research design. Guilford Press .https://books.google.co.ke/books?hl=en&lr=&id=iDELMeGcIgAC&oi=fnd&pg=PP2&dq=+When+to+Use+What+Research+Design+By+W.+Paul+Vogt,+Dianne+C.+Gardner,+Lynne+M.+Haeffele,+Rosemary+L.+Hopcroft,+Karen+Staller+Copyright+Year+2012+&ots=7_DJYSvq8z&sig=BDu2cSHLuMXmE8qvsJRbuVYGgjc&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

Walden University. (2015b). Social change. Retrieved from http://www.waldenu.edu/about/social-change

Walkington, C., & Bernacki, M. L. (2020). Appraising research on personalized learning: Definitions, theoretical alignment, advancements, and future directions. Journal of research on technology in education52(3), 235-252 .https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15391523.2020.1747757