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CJ 430 Research in Criminal Justice
White, Harry O.,, Jr.


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Course

CJ 430DLA Research in Criminal Justice

Semester

S2T 2012 DLA

Faculty

White, Harry O.,, Jr.

Title

Adjunct Associate Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Urban Studies (Criminal Justice), MPA (Organization Behavior
M.Ed. Criminal Justice Education, B.S. Administration of Justice

Office Location

Mountain Time Zone

Office Hours

M-Th 0900 - 1015, other times by appointment - anytime virtual

Daytime Phone

360-991-6558

E-Mail

harry.white04@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 19 - May 13, 2012

Class Days

Virtual

Class Time

Virtual

Prerequisites

EN106, passing the WCT and senior standing

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 
Maxfield, M.G., and Babbie, E. R. (2009). Basics of research methods for criminal justice and criminology (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
ISBN: 10 0495-50385-1

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 

Suggested Reading about Writing a Research Proposal and Thesis include:

Salkind, Neil. Exploring Research. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2006

eStudy Centre. Writing Essays
 http://www.allenandunwin.com/estudy/essaywriting.asp

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant, http://www.powa.org/thesis/index.html

Booth, Wayne C., Colomb, Gregory G, and Williams, Joseph M. The Craft of Research.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1995.

Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1998.

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Course Description:
CJ430 Research in Criminal Justice: This capstone course is an examination of the research methods +with application most commonly utilized in criminological and criminal justice research. Development and implementation of an original data-gathering instruments is required. A paper summarizing and evaluating the data-gathering instuments and comparing the data to published articles is required. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Student-oriented discussions of assigned readings and topics are the focus of this course.  It is expected that students will be prepared to engage in discussions of all assigned materials in the threaded discussion portion of the course activities. Students will assume the lead voice in all discussion with the role of the professor to facilitate, guide, encourage and ensure focus. All assignments are designed to evaluate the student's achievement of the performance objectives. Tests are not for the purpose of grade assignment. Rather, to ascertain the level of understanding of the basic concepts of law enforcement and policing.  All materials contained in the text book are the responsibility of the student.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish the terminology and concepts associated with research and are able to discuss these.
  2. Design a research project using data from various sources.
  3. Organize a research project, working with aspects of the research process, and be able to analyze and discuss the research of others.
  4. Construct a survey, with classmates, administering the survey, compile the data, input the collected information, and analyze the collected data.
  5. Design a tentative proposal for writing the senior thesis.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Assess colleague research design for structure and format
  2. Evaluate the appropriateness of survey instruments an terms of the research hypothesis
  3. Discuss the concepts of research design models
  4. Explain the concepts, definitions and uses of dependent and independent variables
Core Assessment:

For CJ 430, all students will complete a research proposal that examines the following seven basic topical issues relating to the study of research methods in criminal justice:

1.      What are the major differences between the scientific approach and the human inquiry approach to causal and probabilistic reasoning?

2.      What are the major ethical considerations and issues in research and what methods are used to address these?

3.      What are the various levels of measurement and the key standards for measuring validity and reliability?

4.      What are the major methods of collecting data and the importance of the type of research in dictating decisions of data collection?

5.      What are the major differences and usages of statistics and types of data in the various research reports and evaluations?

6.      What are the characteristics and differences between quantitative and qualitative data as they apply to field research?

7.      What are the different techniques and options available for collecting and recording field observations?

The research proposal will address and equitably treat each of the seven topical areas. The issues and researched material should be integrated to provide a consolidated examination of the fundamental process of research in the criminal justice field. The research proposal should contain the following technical components:

1.      A cover or title page.

2.      A body of text, 10 – 12 typed, double-spaced pages (2,500 to 3,000 words) in length.

3.      A reference page containing a minimum of 10 course-external resources.

4.      Written in APA Style. 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 Assignment of Grades

You will be graded on the weekly submission of drop-box assignments from assigned readings. Look under the tabs for assignment and discussion in each weekly unit.

 You will be graded on the weekly submission of discussions of issues from assigned readings.  This will include required interaction with classmates. Look under the tabs for assignment and discussion in each weekly unit.

There will be six weekly online quizzes over assigned readings and an online mid-term examination during week 4 of the course. All quizzes and the mid-term will be a combination of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.


Proctored final examination- The final exam will be on the topics discussed weekly. For the final, there will be a combination of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank responses.

A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.  

Other Information on proctored exams:

 
It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, whom is accepted and approved by Dr. White.

  
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Dr. White consistent with the Park policies.

  
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.

  
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

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To Receive a Grade in the Course

Dr. White must have final research proposal by the end of week 7 submitted through drop-box. In addition, the final exam must be received from proctor by e-mail or fax unless prior arrangements have been made to submit in different format

Grading:

Course Grading Scale

This subsection should list the grading scale and weighting for all of the graded work during a course. The grading scale must use the following scale below, and point totals for each letter grade must be included.

A = 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)
B = 80-89%   (or 800 to 899 points)
C = 70-79%   (or 700 to 799 points)
D = 60-69%   (or 600 to 699 points)
F = < 60%    (599 or fewer points)

GRADES:
Research proposal                   25%
Proctored Final Exam               15%
Mid-Term Exam                        10%
Discussion Topics                     16%
Assignments (Drop-box)          16%
Quizzes (6)                              18%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Even though this course is asynchronous there must be a schedule as a guide. Assignments and examinations cannot be made up, ex post facto. All course requirements and due dates are clearly indicated in the syllabus and outline. It is a matter of fairness because once the assignments and examinations have been posted there is potential for compromise. Therefore, make-up assignments and examinations are discouraged and will be available only for emergency reasons, appropriately documented. Further, the date due is the last but not the first date any assignment can be submitted. In other words papers, these tasks can be completed or accomplished at any time, before the deadline. It is a good idea to accomplish the task early so that personal events do not preclude a timely completion of the assignment.
I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY LATE WORK.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Course-Specific Policies:

This course is offered online, over the Internet, using the eCollege platform. This course is different than many Online classes because it involves writing an extensive paper. You will be doing reading and writing primarily by yourself, but with close contact and guidance by your instructor.

You have some work with your classmates in the discussion area. 1) In one portion of the discussion area, you should respond specifically to the question, based on the text and outside readings. 2) In the second area, you should be responding to the responses of your classmates.

In order to satisfactorily complete this online class, you should plan to spend twelve hours a week. I would suggest three hours be spent on the specific readings, two hours on the discussion board responses, three hours on the drop-box assignments, and four hours working on the research proposal. This is a three-semester upper-division-level college course. Please spend the needed time on the course.

Class weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday. You will be graded on the work you completed by the end of Sunday; that is, if you have an e-mail assignment, it is due before Sunday late and if submitted later, it will be counted late. You will be graded on your participation in the discussion areas on Sunday. Because of the difficulty of the task required in this course, you must stay current; otherwise, you will never finish.

Dr. White expects you to send research proposal assignments and drafts via the Internet in MS Word, not Word Perfect and not Works (that comes standard with many computers). If you plan to send by FAX or postal service, you must inform the instructor well in advance of due dates.

You should use e-mail for private messages to Dr. White and other students and for submission of research proposal drafts. The class discussion is for public messages. The discussion area is similar to a tradition classroom where anything you say may be heard/seen by everyone in the class.

Students should review the applicable online policies noted below. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies:

Policy #1:  Submission of Work:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 AM CST and Sunday at 11:59 PM CST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to Dr. White and/or other members of our class.

Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.

Online Instructor Response Policy:  Dr. White will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

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Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.

Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.  

If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the  button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.  
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
March 19 - 25, 2012
Read chapter 1, Criminal justice and scientific inquiry
Quiz (30 poiints) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, March 25, 2012
Assignment
Submit your research topic, problem statement, research hypothesis, null hypothesis, and at least five references (articles, websites, books) in APA format.
 
Week 2
March 26 - April 1, 2012
Read chapter 2, Ethics in criminal justice and chapter 3, General issues in research design
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, April 1, 2012

Week 3
April 2 - 8, 2012
Read chapter 4, Concepts, operationalization and measurement; chapter5, Experimental and quasi-experimental design
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, April 8, 2012
Assignment: Decided on your methodology and written a detailed methodology about what you are going to do

Week 4
April 9 - 15, 2012
Read chapter 6, Sampling
Read Constructing a Questionnaire in Doc Sharing.
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, April 15, 2012
Assignment
Proposal including possible appendices, tentative charts or tables, chapters, etc.  Include completed literature review.
Decide on your methodology and write a detailed methodology about what you are going to do
Mid term to be completed by 2400 Sunday April 15, 2012

Week 5
April 16 - 22, 2012
Read chapter 7, Survey research and other ways of asking questions
Read chapter 8, Field research
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, April 22, 2012
Assignment
Submit the questionnaire that you utilized with your classmates in the drop-box.  Submit an excel spreadsheet that provides the variables utilized data entry.  Identify the type of variables utilized in your questionnaire.

Week 6
April 23 - 29, 2012

Read chapter 9, Agency records, content analysis, and secondary data
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 7
April 30 - May 6, 2012

Read chapter 10, Evaluation research and problem analysis
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, May 6, 2012
Submit the core research proposal to the dropbox by 2400 Sunday, May 6, 2012
Assignment
Identify the various methods that can be used to record observations.  Offer an explanation of which method, in your opinion, is most effective and why.  Also, which method, in your opinion, is least effective and why

Week 8
May 7 - 13, 2012
Read chapter 11, Interpreting data
Quiz (30 points) to be completed by 2400 Sunday, May 13, 2012
Assignment:
Explain in your own words the logic of statistical significance and give an example to illustrate your answer.  Provide an example of at least a nominal and ordinal variable and an example of a one-tailed and two-tailed test of significance. 

Final proctored comprehensive examination – chapters 1 – 11.

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Additional Information:

  Research Proposal


            In CJ430, Research in Criminal Justice, the student will prepare and submit a research proposal that will serve as the cornerstone preparation of the senior thesis. In CJ 450, Senior Seminar, the student will write and defend a senior thesis. The thesis should be based upon some topic that enables the student to do active research to add new knowledge to the topic. The thesis is prepared during the CJ 450 course, but since time must be allotted for faculty to read and grade the thesis and students to defend the thesis, they must be turned in by about the 7th week of the course. This does not allow a great amount of time for writing the thesis, so good planning is very important to ensure that a good product is produced. Part of this course will be learning about research, what it is and how to do it; and, another part will be preparing a proposal for the topic for your senior thesis. Good preparation on the proposal will provide a “”road map” for writing the thesis and make CJ 450 much easier. So, please take the proposal seriously. The more work you can do up front, the fewer problems you will have in writing the final thesis. We will discuss the proposal often in this class and I expect you to ask questions if you are having any difficulty.


            An “A” proposal will contain at least 10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources. It will display the use of at least 6 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the sources cited. The proposal will demonstrate the student's ability to utilize 2 or more evaluation perspectives in examining the research subject chosen. It will have no errors in terminology and discuss more than 3 key elements, displaying exceptional understanding of the elements chosen. The proposal will show multiple instances and an exceptional understanding of the elements chosen. The proposal will be in APA format, be 8-10 pages in length, and display proper grammar and no spelling errors. It will contain a title page, review of the literature, hypothesis, a plan for conducting the study, a plan for evaluating the data, and an annotated bibliography containing 10 or more sources.


            A “B” proposal will contain 8-10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources. It will display the use of at least 5 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the sources cited. The proposal will demonstrate the student's ability to utilize 2 evaluation perspectives inexamining the research subject chosen. It will have no errors in terminology and discuss 3 key elements, displaying understanding of the elements chosen.   The proposal will show sufficient and satisfactory understanding of the elements chosen. The proposal will be in APA format, be no less that 8 pages in length, and display proper grammar, and no more than 1 spelling error. It will contain a title page, review of the literature, hypothesis, a plan for conducting the study, a plan for evaluating the data, and an annotated bibliography containing at least 8 sources.


            A “C” proposal will contain 8-10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources. It will display the use of 4-5 outside sources and some ability to compare and contrast the sources cited.   The artifact will demonstrate the student's ability to utilize 1 evaluation perspective in examining the research subject chosen. It will contain no more than 2 errors in terminology and discuss 2 key elements, displaying an understanding of the elements chosen. The proposal will display a sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts of the elements chosen. It will be in APA format, be 5-7 pages in length, display proper grammar, and contain no more than 2 spelling errors. It will contain a title page, review of the literature, hypothesis, plan for conducting the study, plan for evaluating the data, and an annotated bibliography of 6-8 sources.


            A “D” proposal will contain fewer than 8 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources. It will use fewer than 5 outside sources and little or no ability to compare and contrast the sources. The proposal will contain 3-4 errors in terminology and little understanding of the elements chosen. It will not be in proper format and will contain grammar and spelling errors. The proposal will be missing one of more of the proper components.    


Rubric



   
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
       
           
       
       
           
           
           
           
           
       
   

           

Competency


           

           

Exceeds Expectation (3)


           

           

Meets Expectation (2)


           

           

Does Not Meet Expectation (1)


           

           

No Evidence (0)


           

           

Synthesis                                                                             

           Outcomes

           1,2,3,4                                                                                                                            


           

           

The artifact assembles at least 10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources 


           

           

The artifact assembles at least 8-10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources 


           

           

The artifact assembles 8 or fewer sources from only one resource 


           

           

The artifact does not utilize proper resources 


           

           

 


           

 


           

 


           

 


           

 


           

 


           

 


           

Analysis                                                          Outcomes

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The artifact will display the use of at least 6 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the sources cited. 


           

           

The artifact will display the use of at least 5 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the sources cited. 


           

           

The artifact will display the use of fewer than 5 outside sources and show little ability to compare and contrast the sources cited. 


           

           

The artifact does not display an ability to compare and contrast sources cited. 


           

           

Evaluation                                         

           Outcomes

           1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


           

           

The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 2 or more evaluation perspectives in examining the research subject chosen 


           

           

The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 1 evaluation perspective in examining the research subject chosen 


           

           

The artifact contains a lack of understanding of evaluation perspectives 


           

           

Evaluation is not present in the artifact 


           

           

 


           

 


           

Terminology                               

           Outcomes

           1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                           


           

           

The artifact contains no errors in terminology 


           

           

The artifact contains 1-2 errors in terminology 


           

           

The artifact contains 3-4 errors in terminology 


           

           

The artifact contains 5 or more errors in terminology 


           

           

Concepts                                                                              

           Outcomes

           1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


           

                   


           

           

The artifact discusses more than 3 key elements and displays an exceptional understanding of the elements chosen 


           

           

The artifact discusses 2 key elements and displays an understanding of the elements chosen 


           

           

The artifact discusses fewer than 2 key elements and displays little understanding of the elements chosen 


           

           

The artifact does not discuss key elements 


           

           

Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

           Outcomes

           1,5                                                                  


           

           

The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts throughout the paper 


           

           

The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper 


           

           

The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper 


           

           

The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 


           

           

Whole Artifact                                                        

           Outcomes

           1,3,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


           

           

The artifact is in APA  format, is at least 8-10 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors 


           

           

The artifact is in APA format, is at least 5-7 pages in length, displays proper grammar and no more than 2 spelling errors 


           

           

The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and 2 or more spelling errors 


           

           

The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and multiple spelling errors 


           

           

Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

           Outcomes

           1,2,3,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


           

    


           

                     


           

           

The artifact contains the following:

           

           -Title page

           

           -Review of the Literature

           

           -Hypothesis

           

           -Plan for conducting the study

           

           -Plan for evaluating the data

           

           -Annotated bibliography containing 10 or more sources

           

            


           

           

The artifact contains the following:

           

           -Title page

           

           -Review of the Literature

           

           -Hypothesis

           

           -Plan for conducting the study

           

           -Plan for evaluating the data

           

           -Annotated bibliography of 8-10 sources

           

            


           

           

The artifact does not contain one or more of the following:

           

           -Title page

           

           -Review of the Literature

           

           -Hypothesis

           

           -Annotated bibliography of sources

           

            


           

           

The artifact is missing most of the required elements 


           

           

 


           

Relationship                                                                                                                        

           Outcomes

           MLL or GE                                                                        


           

           

Does not apply to course 


           

           

Does not apply to course 


           

           

Does not apply to course 


           

           

Does not apply to course 


           



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact assembles at least 10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles at least 8-10 sources from class readings, observations, and other resources The artifact assembles 8 or fewer sources from only one resource The artifact does not utilize proper resources 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact will display the use of at least 6 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the sources cited. The artifact will display the use of at least 5 outside sources and the ability to properly compare and contrast the sources cited. The artifact will display the use of fewer than 5 outside sources and show little ability to compare and contrast the sources cited. The artifact does not display an ability to compare and contrast sources cited. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 2 or more evaluation perspectives in examining the research subject chosen The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to utilize 1 evaluation perspective in examining the research subject chosen The artifact contains a lack of understanding of evaluation perspectives Evaluation is not present in the artifact 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The artifact contains no errors in terminology The artifact contains 1-2 errors in terminology The artifact contains 3-4 errors in terminology The artifact contains 5 or more errors in terminology 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The artifact discusses more than 3 key elements and displays an exceptional understanding of the elements chosen The artifact discusses 2 key elements and displays an understanding of the elements chosen The artifact discusses fewer than 2 key elements and displays little understanding of the elements chosen The artifact does not discuss key elements 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact shows multiple instances and exceptional understanding of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows sufficient and satisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact shows little and unsatisfactory use of terminology and concepts throughout the paper The artifact fails to demonstrate an understanding of terminology and concepts 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1,3,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The artifact is in APA or MLA format, is at least 8-10 pages in length, and displays proper grammar and no spelling errors The artifact is in APA or MLA format, is at least 5-7 pages in length, displays proper grammar and no more than 2 spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and 2 or more spelling errors The artifact is not in a proper format, contains multiple grammar errors, and multiple spelling errors 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The artifact contains the following:



-Title page



-Review of the Literature



-Hypothesis



-Plan for conducting the study



-Plan for evaluating the data



-Annotated bibliography containing 10 or more sources





 
The artifact contains the following:



-Title page



-Review of the Literature



-Hypothesis



-Plan for conducting the study



-Plan for evaluating the data



-Annotated bibliography of 8-10 sources





 
The artifact does not contain one or more of the following:



-Title page



-Review of the Literature



-Hypothesis



-Annotated bibliography of sources





 
The artifact is missing most of the required elements 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
MLL or GE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Does not apply to course Does not apply to course Does not apply to course Does not apply to course 

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