1. Locate three articles/cases which represent previous research studies related to your research proposition developed in the “Proposal” assignment in Week 1. Write a 2-3 page summary of those literature sources, discussing how each study has provided the foundation for your HUB proposal/paper? What were the research propositions in each study? Describe the variables and the relationships which were tested? How will your research extend what we know about the research proposition?
2. Explore the three research approaches (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed) that exist in various academic and professional disciplines. Locate an article or case in which a specific research approach is illustrated. The research approach might be based on an experiment, ethnography, case study, document analysis, meta-analysis, interview process, or other methodology. It might be useful to pick an approach that you think you will use in your proposal. It could involve testing a new prescription drug, tracking the origin of a disease, testing the effectiveness of a new social program, or documenting the diffusion of an innovation in social networks.