Selecting a Research Method

Selecting a research method can make or break a research project, so it is important to implement the method most appropriately suited for a given research problem.

For this assignment, select the most appropriate research method to test the research problem in your research report (why firefighters are so susceptible to developing cancer related illnesses because of their occupation)

Begin by identifying if the research problem is asking for quantitative or qualitative data. Then, consider which type of research design you would select, if you were actually going to conduct the study. Which design is most appropriate?

Which design will provide you with results to directly address your research problem?

Include at least the following for this assignment:

1. List your research problem at the top of the page (the most current version)

2. List the purpose of your research report next (the most current version)

3. List a research method (quantitative or qualitative)

4. Use the following items to clearly describe your research design:

* Participants

* Instruments (if any)

* Design

* Procedure

In a 300-word response, briefly explain why this research method is the best fit for your study (include a specific design in your response)