Please remember to state the Research Question specifically at the beginning of the paper Guidelines for students collecting primary data: Students should include the exact data collection instrument (survey that they plan to use). An introduction should be provided to describe to the respondent the purpose and justification for their participation (see text for additional details) A defense should be provided for the instrument.
Why are these specific questions being asked?
This justification should certainly tie back to previous studies done on this topic in the literature. If you are using different questions, explain why How do you intend to minimize non-response error? sample frame error? non-random error?
What are some other interesting facets of your data collection methodology that you can share?
Guidelines for students using secondary data: The following questions must be fully addressed if you plan to use secondary data:
The use of secondary data must be defended:
Why did you select this specific data source? What is the source of the data and is that source credible?
Who collected this data? For what purpose? How old is the data? What concerns do you have about using this data? Is there potential sample frame error inherent with the use of this data source for your research question? why or why not?
How do you plan to assess the validity of this data?
Additionally, students should include an actual sample of the secondary data that they plan to use in the paper