Final Research Project Topic

  

Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 1

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

     

Final   Research Project Topic

  

Prepare: As you prepare to write your response to this discussion   assignment, it will be in your best interest to review the following   resources:  Develop a Research        Topic Incorporate        Sources into Your Research Paper

And in the Ashford University Library,   search tutorials titled Picking Your Topic IS Research and Database Search Tips.

 

Reflect: When considering a research topic, consider an interesting   topic that is worth further research. For instance, having a strong opinion   on a specific topic may deter you from thinking more critically, and   therefore the research might end up being one-sided. It is a good idea to   pick a topic in which you can provide a good argument for both sides of the   societal issue.

 

Write: The first step in the research process is selecting a   topic that is both interesting and manageable. For this discussion:  Review the Final Research Project instructions in        Week Five, and identify two potential research topics. Keep in mind that        you will choose just one for the Week Three Annotated Bibliography        assignment and the Final Research Project. Describe methods to use in identifying and narrowing        your research paper topic. Examine and summarize information from at least two        scholarly sources for one of the topics that may prove valuable as you        seek to defend your claims regarding your chosen topic. Address why scholarly sources should be used to        support your writing on the selected topic. Support your claims with examples from required        material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any        references. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in        length. 

 

Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least   two of your peers by Day 7. In each response, provide comments on your   classmate’s topic idea and ask a question that prompts your classmate to   think more critically about how to explore the research topic in more detail.   Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words.