Ashford 6: – Week 5 – 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.
Research: Application to Life
Select a topic related to your intended profession (or degree area) that you would like to learn more about. Address the following as you respond: Briefly explain this topic. Why is it of interest? Why do you think it would be helpful at this time? Summarize what type of research you would use to conduct a study on this topic (experiment, survey, correlation, etc). Why is this type of research appropriate for your topic?
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source), cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates who chose a different type of research than you. Do you agree or disagree that the research selection is a good fit for the selected topic? Why or why not? Reinforce your decision regarding your classmate’s research selection with a reference from the literature that supports your claim. Would you reconsider your own choice of research? Explain any changes you would make.