Discussion: Evaluating Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Quantitative Research Designs With a clear purpose in place, quantitative researchers have a roadmap for crafting their research questions and hypotheses that will further focus the approach they will take to investigate their topic (i.e., their study’s research design). The selection of a research design is guided by the study’s purpose and research questions and hypotheses, and the design then links the research questions and hypotheses to the data that will be collected. You should keep in mind, however, that the research process is interactive, not necessarily proceeding in a linear fashion from one component to the next. Rather, the writing of research questions could, for example, necessitate adjustments to the study’s purpose statement. Nevertheless, when presented together, the various components of a research study should align. As you learned last week, alignment means that a research study possesses clear and logical connections among all of its various components. In addition to considering alignment, when researchers select a research design, they must also consider the ethical implications of their choice, including, for example, what their design selection means for participant recruitment, procedures, and privacy. For this Discussion, you will evaluate quantitative research questions and hypotheses in assigned journal articles in your discipline and consider the alignment of theory, problem, purpose, research questions and hypotheses, and design. You will also identify the type of quantitative research design the authors used and explain how it was implemented. Quasi-experimental, casual comparative, correlational, pretest–posttest, or true experimental are examples of types of research designs used in quantitative research. With these thoughts in mind, refer to the Journal Articles document for your assigned articles for this Discussion. If your last name starts with A through I, use Article A. If your last name starts with J through R, use Article B. If your last name starts with S through Z, use Article C. Article B: Kwate, N. O., & Goodman, M. S. (2015). Cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of racism on mental health among residents of Black neighborhoods in New York City. American Journal of Public Health, 105(4), 711–718. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302243 By Day 4 Part 1 Post a critique of the research study in which you: Evaluate the research questions and hypotheses (The Research Questions and Hypotheses Checklist can be used as a guide to facilitate your evaluation; it is not meant to be used in a Yes/No response format in writing your Discussion post.) Identify the type of quantitative research design used and explain how the researchers implemented the design Analyze alignment among the theory, problem, purpose, research questions and hypotheses, and design Be sure to support your Main Issue Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style. Read a selection of your classmates’ postings. By Day 6 Part 2 Respond to a classmate who was assigned a different article than you by further supporting his or her critique or respectfully offering a differing perspective. Submission and Grading Information Grading Criteria To access your rubric: Week 5 Discussion Rubric Note: In this course, you will submit your initial Discussion post before you are able to view your colleagues’ posts. Click the “Week 1 Discussion” link where you will create a Thread and submit your post. You may choose to write your initial post in a word processing document for copying and pasting before you click to the next screen. So, this discussion assignment has 2 parts Part 1 Post a critique of the research study in which you: I will send to you my classmate posting when it will be posted at the same date with part 1 posting. Read a selection of your classmates’ postings. Part 2 Respond to a classmate who was assigned a different article than you by further supporting his or her critique or respectfully offering a differing perspective. Part 1 needs to be post on time and respond to any question from the professor and classmate. Part 2 must be respond soon when the classmate discussion sent to the expert team.