ResearchQuestions 1 page (A minimum of 8-10 questions)
Design andMethodology 1 page
1. Are womenmaking less than men?
2. What arethe earnings of Men vs. Women?
3. Whatpolicies are in place and what should be brought up to par?
4. Why womenat the top of the income scale earn so much less than their male counterparts?
5. Arecompanies filling occupations based on gender or experience and education?
6. Will womenever reach equality in pay?
7. What arethe factors / barriers that are visible and invisible (Glass Ceiling)?
8. What isthe comparison of Federal wage difference, State wage difference and privatesector wage difference?
9. What arethe ratios of the variance in earnings?
10. What isthe ethnicity disparity in pay?
This section willinclude the research questions that will drive your study. You should have 8-10questions.
Themethods section of a research paper provides the information by which a study’svalidity is judged. The method section answers two main questions: 1) How wasthe data collected or generated? 2) How was it analyzed? The writing should bedirect and precise and written in the past tense. You must explain how youobtained and analyzed your results for the following reasons:
Readersneed to know how the data was obtained because the method you choose affects the results and, byextension, how you likely interpreted those results.
Methodologyis crucial for any branch of scholarship because an unreliable methodproduces unreliable results and it misappropriates interpretations of findings.
Inmost cases, there are a variety of different methods you can choose toinvestigate a research problem. Your methodology section of your papershould make clear the reasons why you chose a particular method or procedure.
Thereader wants to know that the data was collected or generated in a way that isconsistent with accepted practice in the field of study. For example, if you are using a questionnaire,readers need to know that it offered your respondents a reasonable range ofanswers to choose from.
Theresearch method must be appropriate to the objectives of the study. For example, be sure you have alarge enough sample size to be able to generalize and make recommendationsbased upon the findings.
Themethodology should discuss the problems that were anticipated and the steps youtook to prevent them from occurring. For any problems that did arise, you must describe the waysin which their impact was minimized or why these problems do not affect thefindings in any way that impacts your interpretation of the data.
Oftenin social science research, it is useful for other researchers to adapt orreplicate your methodology. Therefore, it is important to always providesufficient information to allow others to use or replicate the study. Thisinformation is particularly important when a new method had been developed oran innovative use of an existing method has been utilized.