The essay is split into parts throughout the semester (intro, lit review, theory, and research design) I have already done the first 3 and need the research design done.
The purpose of this assignment is to develop an empirical test of the hypothesis (or hypotheses) developed in your theoretical argument. You have seen examples of how previous students and scholars have developed and presented their empirical analyses. Now it is your turn to set up a research design to provide tests of your hypothesis.
My hypothesis: As nuclear weapons become developed in more states, the likelihood of international peace and security will increase.
Let me be clear that I do not expect your design to be anything near as sophisticated as what you have seen in published work. As scholars, we spend literally months or years developing robust tests of our hypotheses. Here, I expect to see that you understand the basic concepts of empirical testing of hypotheses. You are also not required to actually perform any empirical tests. Rather, you should set up a design that could be performed if you had adequate time and funding.
First, describe your research design. This should include a discussion of your (1) unit of analysis (International), (2) dependent variable (International security and peace), and (3) independent variable(s) ( nuclear weapons).You are not expected to include control variables in your tests, though you might want to discuss a couple of control variables that might be relevant for future research. As you discuss your research design, be sure to explain how the variables match up with the concepts from your theory (as states continue to show the ability to have nuclear technology, the greater the destruction could be if war happened and the less likely there will be war in support).of this theory.. For example, if your theory predicts that high levels of state wealth should make coups less likely, you need to briefly explain why your variable (e.g., GDP/capita) is a good indicator of the theoretical concept (e.g., state wealth).
Second, explain how you could perform tests of your hypotheses. You can explain either a qualitative or quantitative approach. Quantitative approaches are expected to be very simple tests, such as crosstabulations, scatterplots, etc. For example, if my hypothesis is that higher levels of democracy should increase state wealth, I might explain how a correlation between the Freedom House indicator and GDP would provide evidence of this relationship. If I were taking a qualitative approach, I might explain how I could choose 6 states (3 democracies and 3 non-democracies), and then examine state levels of wealth in each country.
All parts of the cumulative assignment should be double-spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins. Your assignment must also be accompanied by APA (American Psychological Association) citations and a bibliography (not included in paper length). More information on APA can be found here:https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html
See below for guidelines specific to each part.
Min. # of academic sources
Minimum page length
Maximum page length
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Literature Review
Part 3: Theory
Part 4: Research Design
PS230: Introduction to International Relations
RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT PART 4:
DEVELOP A RESEARCH DESIGN
Did the student discuss the unit of analysis?
Did the student identify the dependent variable and explain why this measure captures his/her theoretical concept?
Did the student identify the independent variable and explain why this measure captures his/her theoretical concept?
Did the student make a clear link between his/her research design and the theory/hypotheses presented in the previous section?
Did the assignment meet the technical requirements (length, font, writing style)?
Does this assignment represent undergraduate-level work?
Plagiarism Free Papers
All our papers are original and written from scratch. We will email you a plagiarism report alongside your completed paper once done.
All papers are submitted ahead of time. We do this to allow you time to point out any area you would need revision on, and help you for free.
A title page preceeds all your paper content. Here, you put all your personal information and this we give out for free.
Without a reference/bibliography page, any academic paper is incomplete and doesnt qualify for grading. We also offer this for free.
Originality & Security
At Essay Assign, we take confidentiality seriously and all your personal information is stored safely and do not share it with third parties for any reasons whatsoever. Our work is original and we send plagiarism reports alongside every paper.
24/7 Customer Support
Our agents are online 24/7. Feel free to contact us through email or talk to our live agents.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
We work around the clock to see best customer experience.
Our prices are pocket friendly and you can do partial payments. When that is not enough, we have a free enquiry service.
Admission help & Client-Writer Contact
When you need to elaborate something further to your writer, we provide that button.
We take deadlines seriously and our papers are submitted ahead of time. We are happy to assist you in case of any adjustments needed.
Your feedback, good or bad is of great concern to us and we take it very seriously. We are, therefore, constantly adjusting our policies to ensure best customer/writer experience.