R​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​esearch Approaches Exercise My research topic: What are the three biggest threats a terrorist could use against our homeland and its citizens in the near future? In this assignment, you will apply the three research approaches (Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods) to your research topic. In your discussion, select one method within each approach and discuss its applicability to your topic. Discuss at least one merit and one drawback for each method as it pertains to your topic, meaning at least one merit and one drawback for the Qualitative approach, at least one merit and one drawback for the Quantitative approach, and at least one merit and one drawback for the Mixed Methods approach, for a total of at least three merits and three drawbacks for your research topic. You must also provide at least one reference to the relevant lesson material to support each method (i.e., at least one reference to support the Qualitative approach, at least one reference to support the Quantitative approach, and at least one reference to support the Mixed Methods approach), for a total of at least three references to the lesson material to support this assignment. Please follow this format: 1. Title page 2. Explain how the Qualitative approach (and one qualitative method) can be used to answer your research question, and identify at least one merit and drawback for it as it applies to your research topic, supported by at least one reference to the lesson material (3/4 page) 3. Explain how the Quantitative approach (and one quantitative method) can be used to answer your research question, and identify at least one merit and drawback for it as it applies to your research topic, supported by at least one reference to the lesson material (3/4 page) 4. Explain how the Mixed Methods approach can be used to answer your research question, and identify at least one merit and drawback for it as it applies to your research topic, supported by at least one reference to the lesson ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​material (1/2 page) 5. Reference page TECHNICAL GUIDANCE: • Your answers should be at a minimum of 2 – 2 ½ full pages (the Title Page and Reference page will be additional pages). • Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space. • Students will follow the APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. • Make reference to the relevant lesson material to provide support for each approach. • Your responses are to be in your own words with minimal quotes. • All submissions will be graded using the attached rubric. (see below) • Week 6 Writing Assignment Grading Rubric Here is the grading rubric I will use to evaluate the Week 6 writing assignment. • Title Page – present and correct (5 pts) • Qualitative Approach (30 pts) o Explained how the Qualitative approach (and one qualitative method) can be used to answer your research question (10 pts) o Identified at least one merit and drawback for the Qualitative approach as it applies to your research topic (10 pts) o Supported by at least one reference to the lesson material (10 pts) • Quantitative Approach (30 pts) o Explained how the Quantitative approach can be used to answer your research question (10 pts) o Identified at least one merit and drawback for the Quantitative approach as it applies to your research topic (10 pts) o Supported by at least one reference to the lesson material (10 pts) • Mixed Methods Approach (30 pts) o Explained how the Mixed Methods approach can be used to answer your research question (10 pts) o Identified at least one merit and drawback for the Mixed Methods approach as it applies to your research topic (10 pts) o Supported by at least one reference to the lesson material (10 pts) • Length and Reference Page (5 pts) o Length – at least 2 pages of text (not including Title page and Reference page) (2 pts) o Reference page – present, correct, and contains complete citations for all​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​ works referenced in paper (3 pts)