Assignment: DAT (Design Alignment Tool)
It appears to be a simple matrix with a few columns and a few rows—and it is—but the Design Alignment Tool (DAT) is also a key instrument to require the scholar-practitioner to demonstrate the clarity and strength of their doctoral study. Every element in the study must support each of the others; they must be in alignment.
In this Assignment, you will apply what you have learned about doctoral components to prepare the DAT for your own study.
Review the Learning Resources.
Review the DAT.
Think about the doctoral study you propose to do, either a project study or a dissertation.
Think through the elements of the doctoral study you propose, and how those elements align.
Complete a draft of the DAT for your proposed doctoral study.
Recognize that your study may change and evolve as you continue to work on it.
Book Reference: An Invitation to Social Research: How It’s Done, 5e
by Emily Adler
Proposal Topic: How to better the dynamic between the parent and child, in childhood, to lessen the impact of childhood trauma on adults.
Here are the pieces that you should plan on including in your final research proposal:
– Research Question (chapter 4)
– Including your rationale/contextualization of your RQ
Literature Review of 10 sources (chapter 4)
**See description below
– Research Design
– Identify your Sample Technique (chapter 5)
– Including your rationale for choosing said technique
– Measurement (chapter 6)
– Design Study (chapters 7 & 8)
– Cross-sectional? Longitudinal? Panel? Case Study? Experimental? Etc..
– Data collection (chapters 9 & 10)
– How will you collect the data? Survey? Questionnaire? Online? In person? Interview? Etc…
– Observational Techniques (chapter 11)
– Data and Content Analysis (chapters 12 & 13)
– Anticipated outcomes
– Impact that your research will have
Format: I am flexible — whether you submit as a paper, a thorough outline, an audio recording, a PowerPoint — it all can work for me. As long as you answer/address each point of the guidelines above.
**Your “Literature Review”: What do I mean by “literature review?” Essentially, you’ll be gathering 5 scholarly (academic) and 5 non-scholarly (non-academic) sources** and offering annotations on those sources. (So, that’s 10 sources.) To find your scholarly/academic sources, use the Lesley library system (click on the “my library” tab on myLesley and you will be brought into the Lesley Library System) or Google Scholar to find peer reviewed scholarly articles about your topic/RQ. Non-scholarly/non-academic sources can be anything from a podcast to a documentary film, from newspaper articles to other primary/secondary sources.
This is not a true Literature Review, rather, it’s kind an annotated bibliography, but not entirely. This section, for the purpose of this research proposal, is a place for you to gather existing research and outline your thoughts on each piece you find. Literature Review vs Annotated Bibliography
If you choose to format as a paper, it will be about 10 pages, maybe more. Please double-space your paper (Times New Roman, 12 pt font). Please site your sources as closely as you can to APA style.
Discussion: Research Questions
What questions will your doctoral study present? These questions are the research questions that derive from the research problem and purpose. The research questions are the distillation of what the study seeks to answer. They help to define how your study will be designed and carried out. This week, you analyze research questions and their alignment with the rest of the study.
Review the Learning Resources.
Regarding research questions, consider what would constitute lack of strong alignment in a doctoral study, and what makes a study strongly aligned.
Consider how research questions align in the example you have analyzed.
By Day 5 of Week 6
Post an analysis of how research questions align with the problem and purpose in the doctoral study you selected.
Use scholarly tone and APA style.
How did what you learned in our course shape your understanding of the events of the past year? Write a thoughtful essay in response to this question. Your answer must connect to themes related to African American History. You must cite all sources you use in your paper
And More of personal and facts check
Reflection Paper Guidelines #1
Paper Expectations: Write, minimally, two full pages.
Font: Use Times New Roman, with 1 inch margins, and font no bigger than “12.” Be sure to double space and cite.
Writing Topic: Give a non-critical assessment of “Stuart Hall’s “What is this “Black” in Black Popular CUlture.” (Meaning: give a breif sketch of the paper, pointing out the major points the author wants you to take from the piece. A critical evaluation of the article is NOT expected.)
The Harlem Renaissance and Black Women Writers
Lectures will explore the Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. This is a classic Harlem Renaissance text that explores the concepts of invisibility and love.
That’s the material that class is covering and the sources can be only from the readings. There are grading rubrics in files that I uploaded and please no repetitive topic as pdrevious one.
Term Paper/Project Assignment
The Term Paper/Project assignment will
require students to develop a 5 -8
page( not including title page and reference pages) autobiography essay
addressing the guidelines outlined below.
The paper MUST BE TYPED AND
DOUBLE SPACED throughout! Non typed
manuscripts will NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! The paper MUST HAVE A “UNIQUE TITLE”
which you create. Be “Original!” In
other words, the title of your paper cannot simply be the course title (e.g.,
African American Experience/African/Black Psychology). I want you to make up your own title.
project will require you to develop an original Autobiography essay. This assignment is designed to allow students
to demonstrate their ability to relate concepts from the class to their life
history in a logical and analytical manner.
In the paper, you must use
concepts from African American Experience and course lectures and readings to
explain your own personal development up to this point in your life. You should separate your life history into
five or six distinct or major periods defined by a significant (impactful)
event ( an event that affected you some way). You must begin the autobiography
sketch with a childhood experience ( such as between 3-5 years of age) and
continue through your Southern
Some students have used chronological
age or sequences of school grades to structure their papers
around. Whichever system you use, the
time period must always be made clear!
Describe each event chronologically as objectively as possible, and then
analyze each experience (follow each
description) using the Worldview
paradigm along with other concepts from class. Whichever concepts you use,
you must justify-explain the concept as fully as you can in terms of how they
apply to your life experiences. (The
events can be either positive or negative).
During each analysis, try to also describe your feelings about yourself
“racially” (such as your feelings about your racial-cultural identity) during
that developmental period of your life, if you can recall any such feelings.
References must be used to enhance the
overall meaning and academic quality of the paper. You must include a Reference Page( more
than one reference) at the end of the 5-8 page essay. References (documented sources) must be cited
and listed alphabetically according to the APA
Publications Manual guidelines!
Please proofread your work before turning
it in, also, use the same font/type size throughout and include a Title Page!!! Points will be deducted for failure to comply
with the guidelines for the assignment as well as for poor grammar ( spelling,
sentence, and paragraph structure, etc.)
After reviewing the “Rubric Peer Review” media piece for information on effective peer reviews, please follow these steps:
Begin by posting your Review Rough Draft by the deadline to TWO places: to the Topic 4 Review Writing Assignment Peer Review Forum AND to the Topic 4 Review Rough Draft assignment box.
Next, review the draft of the person who posted his/her response directly below yours in the Peer Review forum. If your draft is the last posted, review the first draft posted. Then, complete the “Peer Review Review” worksheet (see attachment in Assignment dropbox).
You will then need to post your completed Peer Review Worksheet to TWO places: to the Topic 4 Review Writing Assignment Peer Review Forum for your peer to view, as well as to the Topic 4 Evaluation Peer Review assignment box, so the instructor can grade your work.
Attach the file with your completed Peer Review Worksheet to the Review Writing Assignment Peer Review Forum as a “reply” to the initial post of your peer’s first draft.
Please note that to participate in the peer review process you must post your essay by 11:59 pm (AZ time) on Wednesday of Topic 4.
If you do not submit the Rough Draft or Peer Review Worksheet to both places or if you review the wrong person, you may not receive full credit for this assignment.
1. You are to find one slave narratives from a LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 1930s SLAVE Narrative for your assigned state.
2. In essay format, you will retell to the class what you heard and read about from your chosen person about their slave experiences. You will need to have at least 300 words in this post plus 3 full references due Friday. Remember to explain what details and experiences these ex-slaves gave in describing the institution of slavery and the practice of slavery.
3. Also 2 peer responses that are at least 100 words each minimum to complete the discussion due Sunday.
4. You must reference using one of the three formats and following your major’s designated style: MLA, APA, CS, Kate L. Turabian’s Manual, and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES!
5. Also summarize your findings on this ex-slave in the last paragraph. What did you find surprising or different than based on your own knowledge of enslavement and what the course has discussed so far.
You are required to answer one of three essay questions described below. The essay portion must be 4-5 pages in length, double-spaced, numbered, include 1 inch margins, use 12 point Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font.
Your essay must include a Works Cited page. The citation style of the Works Cited page may be either Chicago, APA, or MLA. The selected citations must be appropriate to the exam topic and the citations must support the assertions made in the exam.
Your essay will include three main parts—the Thesis/Introduction, Argument, and Conclusion.
The Introduction section should clearly state the thesis within the first 1-2 paragraphs. The thesis must be relevant and appropriate to the argument and demonstrate an accurate and complete understanding of the question. This section should make it clear which question you are answering, but it should do more than restate the question by offering a brief response and it should be free of grammar and spelling errors.
The Argument section (3-4 pages) should incorporate pertinent details from the assigned readings but you may also use outside readings. The section must provide relevant historical evidence to support the thesis and the key claims made in the argument as needed. It should maintain focus and avoid sidetracking. It should present your answer to the question clearly and concisely in an organized manner and it should be free of grammar and spelling errors.
The Conclusion section should be in the last part of your essay exam within the last 1-2 paragraphs. It should briefly restate the thesis and summarize the main points of the argument. It should also demonstrate insight and understanding regarding the question asked and it should be free of grammar and spelling errors.
3. In recent years, there have been a number of efforts to remove statues, monuments and other memorials to the Confederacy. The Confederate flag was finally removed from most if not all state flags. Explain whether “removing” the Confederacy from our national historical landscape is a positive or negative action. Does the removal attempt to rewrite history and place America in a more favorable light than it justly deserves? Or, does the removal end the celebration, reverence and honor of traitors to America?