Quantitative Design

All research endeavors must, by necessity, progress through a series of logical and meaningful steps. These steps allow a researcher to be confident that the inferences and conclusions reached at the culmination of a project are valid, unbiased, representative, and generalizable.

In Chapter 8 of the text, Creswell identifies six steps critical to the construction of a quantitative research proposal (pp. 162-166). After reading this chapter, discuss the six steps of the critical aspects of data analysis and interpretation identified by Creswell:

What are the six steps and why are they essential?
How do these steps assist us when evaluating criminal justice data?
How do these steps contribute to successfully interpreting published research findings?
How would you apply these steps to answer a criminal justice research question?

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Quantitative design

Select a specific quantitative design and provide details on how you will go about addressing “Cloud Security.”
Write a report that includes the following components:
Your intended problem statement, purpose, goal, and research questions.
What contribution will you make to the field with your research? What will be your contribution to theory in technology and innovation?
An overview of the quantitative designs discussed in this course, their strengths, and weaknesses.
For each type of quantitative design, include a discussion on whether this design would be appropriate for your research along with an explanation of why or why not.
Finally, provide an outline of the milestones that will be involved in your research and resources you will need. Be specific. Are there any obstacles in terms of feasibility of your research?

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