This written assignment requirement is for an examination of the topic below, submitted in APA format. It is expected that, based on the nature of this topic, that a concise yet thorough analysis will take between 4-6 pages of text, in addition to your cover page, and reference page. A total of 2 external scholarly sources, aside from your required readings, must be cited in support of your position.
Research Project Development
For your 3.3 assignment, you will be required to provide the following information:
Propose one hypothesis related to your research topic that involves a causal relationship.
Identify variables that should be controlled in your research design in order to avoid a spurious conclusion.
Why is it important to control for these variables?
Propose a longitudinal component to your research design.
Discuss why you chose this particular longitudinal design.
Write 5 questions for a one-page questionnaire that addresses your research topic.
Your questions should operationalize at least 3 of the variables on which you have focused, including at least one independent and at least one dependent variable (these were proposed in assignment 2.3).
Please refer to order numbers 499393 and 498831 as this paper will go off the topic provided in these two orders. Please also note this paper needs to correlate with those two papers as well.
One of the sources must be from The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice 6th Edition by Bachman and Schutt.