This Essay accounts for 20% of the final grade.
Make sure that you are describing the analysis that you will be conducting.
Address each of the following:
a)research question or hypotheses: state either a research question; or null hypothesis and related alternative hypothesis. How do you expect the results to come out? Why? In your answer, be sure to refer to previous research and/or theory to support your answer.
b) describe your research design and sample
c) What is your independent variable? What is your dependent variable? Your unit of analysis is going to be either group (aggregate) data or data at the individual level.
d) Data Analysis- what SPSS procedure will you use to analyze your data? Why?
e) What is the degree of difficulty in conducting your study (e.g. how difficult was it to find data that was related to your research question and you could perform data analysis with it)?
f) what is the potential significance of the proposed analysis to knowledge, theory, the field of criminology, and society?
g) What are the strengths and limitations related to your ability to complete your study?
Reference citations are not required, although you can use reference citations to support any of the above points (a-g). If you use any references, everything must be in APA format (both in the text and the reference list) and copies of the references are submitted with the Essay.
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