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