The Research Method Rationale
Look ahead to the Dissertation Research Prospectus that you will be expected to prepare in RES861 to describe the key elements of your desired doctoral research. Consider the instructions for drafting the Research Method Rationale section of the Prospectus and if you have begun this section in a prior course, refine it or write a first draft of a research method choice for your dissertation study for this assignment.
By Unit 6, you may already have a strong sense of whether you will choose a qualitative or quantitative method for your dissertation research, so feel free to draft the rationale for your actual method choice at this point in time. Choose the research method that you see best aligns with your research focus, and justify your decision using appropriate scholarly research guides that you have sourced throughout this course and your other research methods courses.
The rationale should be at least 3 paragraphs in length and well cited with appropriate scholarly research guides or specific scholarly research you have sourced as a specific research method and research design choice you are considering for your dissertation research study.
It can be helpful to draft this section directly within the Dissertation Research Prospectus Template knowing you will carry this document forward to develop in RES861, so please do so for this assignment submission.