SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY
School of Social Work
Edward Cohen, Ph.D.
Written Assignment #4
Introduction, Literature Review, and Methodology
Due: Monday 11/30/09 by email
Please write in no more
than 15 (double spaced) pages total:
The title page, abstract, references, and appendices ARE NOT included in the page limit.
see p. 4 for the correct APA heading styles.
– use required format as shown in Syllabus
including the appropriate components [recommended 3
to 4 pages] (2 points).
REVISED LITERATURE REVIEW
including the appropriate components
[recommended 4 to 5 pages] (5 points)
[recommended 5 to 6 pages] (10 points). Make sure to include only the
relevant content under the correct categories (i.e. don’t include sampling information in your Research
– Identifying and describing the specific design or method for the quantitative
and/or qualitative components of your study, i.e., cross-sectional survey research, classical
experimental design, phenomenology, ethnography, etc.
– Identifying and describing:
Sampling frame, specific sampling method with procedures (i.e., simple random
sampling, convenience sampling, etc.), and your anticipated sample size
Demographic description, in general, of your prospective participants
Study Site – Identifying and describing where your study will take place
Variables and Measurement, and/or Themes
Operational definition for all quantifiable variables (including controls) and/or
description of qualitative themes consistent with your study’s model.
Description of quantitative and/or qualitative instruments, for example, a
detailed description of the survey and example items for a quantitative measure, and/or
the questions asked in an interview. Include how you will be coding variables
(including dummy variables). For evaluation studies with two group designs, describe
how you will be coding the treatment variable (e.g. “…the experimental group will be
coded 1 and the comparison group will be coded 0.”)