Writers Choice

·         Write a final research proposal (approximately10 pages)

 

·         Identify a researchable topic relevant to public service, appropriate for your EMPA capstone research project

·         prepare a timeline/Gantt chart showing the major steps that you anticipate using in your project.

 

·         Explain the purpose and significance of the proposed research.

 

·         Write the abstract for your final research paper.

 

·         Write the introduction for your research paper (1 – 2 pages).

 

·         Write a narrative that explains and defends your choice of a topic for a research project.

 

·         Write a narrative that identifies the main research question, hypothesis, or assumption.

 

·         Collect and organize scholarly and practitioner articles under themes relating to your assumptions.

 

·         Develop a Theory of Change statement, and related sub-assumptions for your research design.

·         Operationalize concepts and terminology important to your research topic.

 

·         Develop data collection instrumentation (e.g., survey, interview guide, etc.).

 

·         Develop a research methods chapter demonstrating how primary data will be collected and analyzed.

 

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