Research Database

Designing Research - Focus Groups and Postal Questionnaires

This 8 page paper looks at the use of focus groups and postal questionnaires in market research, considering the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods. The paper then presents a sample questionnaire suitable to be used by the automotive industry to assess desirable characteristics of cars and after sales service. The bibliography cites 3 sources.


This 4-page paper provides a sample memo concerning auditing statements SAS 112 and 115. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Ethics and School Nurses, An Article Analysis

This 3 page essay summarizes and analyzes the study conducted by Solum and Schaffer (2003), which utilized a sample of school nurses and investigated how these nurses address ethical problems and issues. Bibliography cited only the article.

Five Axis Diagnostics

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of five axis diagnosis. A sample diagnosis is carried out. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

DSM IV TR Diagnostic Process

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of the diagnostic process. A sample case study is used to carry out a five axis diagnosis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nyke Statistics Case Study

This 8 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. Nyke are a shoe manufacturer that want to reduce costs. They are examining the idea of producing only one size shoe to fit everyone. The paper uses data supplied from a sample of customers to assess the potential of this strategy. The analysis uses descriptive statistics, a t-test and correlation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Assessment of Two Research Articles

This 4 page summarizes and reviews to research articles; "Success factors for destination marketing web sites: A qualitative meta-analysis" by Park & Gretel (2007) and "Determinants of retail patronage: A meta-analytical perspective" by Pan & Zinkhan (2006). Both articles use a meta analysis methodology. The suitability of the sampling and research methodology are discussed. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Childhood Obesity Research, Final Project Proposal

This 11 page paper presents a the plans for a research study that addresses childhood overweight/ obesity, which targets a specific community. The report describes the study's design and approach, strategies for addressing researcher role and bias, sampling techniques, description of the participants, hypothesis, data collection and analysis. Bibliography lists 11 sources.


This 11 page paper answers questions on statistics. The paper demonstrates the use of hypothesis testing using T-Tests using Excel. The first test is to assess the potential of a relationship between intrinsic satisfaction and gender, and the second is to assess extrinsic satisfaction and employment position. The paper ends by looking at the difference between T-Tests and Z-Tests, and when they should be used, as well as the value of testing samples. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Research Proposal

This 3 page paper is a simple outline for a research proposal. The research proposal is to determine if there is a correlation between level of alcohol consumption and level of tobacco smoking in adults. The paper presents the research question, a proposed methodology, assesses the sample size needed and advocates a post positivist approach towards the research. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Sample Scientific Design

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of scientific design. A sample design is explored as an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Sample Federal Request for Proposal

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of federal requests for proposals. A sample is developed in accordance with standards. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Potential Language Problems with a Questionnaire

This 3 page paper looks at the way in which a questionnaire written in English may present some problems if it is applied to a sample with a large proportion of individuals who speak English as a second language, or have a potentially low level of comprehension. The paper is written with specific reference to Mexican American parents in the South Texas region. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Compliance Matrices and Response to RFP Example

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of RFP responses. A sample is included, along with a full compliance matrix. Bibliography lists 0 sources.


This 5-page paper discusses the five-step process of Six Sigma, as well as acceptance sampling. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Educational Research

A 3 page paper that discuses measurements that might be used in educational research, reliability, and validity. The essay discuses types of sampling procedures, things to consider when developing a questionnaire, and ethical issues. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Pharmacy Education Application Letter

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of pharmacy education. An application letter sample is provided. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Nurse Educators Educational Practices

An 8 page paper. This essay discusses some of the practices nurse educators use and how they impact students and the nurse educator. A sample is computerized patient simulators or the COPA method, both of which are explained. The essay also provides a literature review that focuses on the practices identified and finally, discusses trends with a summary of the paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Issues of Research Design

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of research design concerns. Issues such as sampling problems are examined. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Logistic Regression

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of logistic regression. A sample study is analyzed. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Developing Effective Lesson Plans

This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of effective lesson plans. A sample lesson plan in percentages is given. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Research Design to Assess the Potential Impact of Team Based Teaching on Online Students

This 4 page paper presents a research design for a study to determine whether or not team based teaching for online students results in higher grades compared to non-team based teaching. The paper presents a methodology, identification of research variables, including describing the type of variables, definition of the sample that will be used, and guidance on the statistical tests that may be applied to the data. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the entitled test. The essay discusses the conceptual rationale for it, how it came about, the development process of the test since the beginning, sampling processes, and how reliability and validity were determined. The paper comments on test-retest reliability, discriminate validity, convergent validity, and more. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


This 4-page paper presents different styles of business writing, and the media in which they can and should be used. Included are samples of how to write to a grieving employee, how to introduce a new dress code in the office, and how to apologize to a customer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Constructed Wetlands in Wastewater Treatment: Design and Monitoring Considerations

A 9 page overview of the use of constructed wetlands in the receipt and treatment of domestic wastewater. Outlines the design considerations which must be considered prior to construction and operational and monitoring considerations which ensure the ongoing success of a project. Includes a sample of specific design and performance information for an operational wastewater to wetlands operation in Manila. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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