This is the Methodology (Chapter III). Please see the below for instructions for writing the Methodology.
This chapter should describe how the data will be collected for the research (i.e. original “bench type”, survey or peer reviewed data from published sources of data collected from various government or other databases) that after analysis WILL ALLOW YOU TO MAKE A COMPELLING ARGUMENT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT EACH RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS. It is important to utilize appropriate methods of data collection in order to be able to support or reject the research hypothesis. This chapter should begin with a description of the research methods used in the research, including a description of the dependent and independent variables, if any.
Chapter III (Methodoloy) will most likely include the following subsections:
Setting: if important to the research, described the time and place of data collection.
Description of the Subjects: depending on the type of data used in the project, this subsection can include either subjects involved in primary data collection, or those described in published research studies. If the project involves human subjects, it is necessary to first obtain their consent in writing..
Description of the Research Instrument (s): fully describe all questionnaires and tests, if appropriate. Include a copy of questionnaires in the Appendix.
Procedures: describe in full detail how data were collected. If different methods were used, each method must be described. This subsection should also include a description and rationale for any statistical procedures used to support or reject the research hypothesis.