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This is a 4-item multiple choice assessment of this week’s Learning Objectives. All 4 items relate to information provided in this week’s required Learning Resources. Below is an example item.

Mary studied the literature on work stress and parenting stress and found no studies on first-time single moms. Which of the following constitutes a bona fide research problem?

a.  There are no studies of first-time single moms on work stress or parenting stress.

b.  The scholarly community does not know the relationship between work stress and parenting stress of first-time single moms.

c.  First-time single moms struggle in balancing work and parenting responsibilities.

d.  The scholarly community has failed to help first-time single moms.

To Prepare

·  Review this week’s Learning Resources. Pay particular attention to the definitions and examples of a research problem, purpose, and research question. Also consider the differences between quantitative and qualitative research.

·  Review your results from Part A of the Pre-Course Assessments. Verify your understanding of each concept that was assessed. Also, if applicable, identify questions you answered incorrectly and think about how you should have answered instead and why.

Required Readings

Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

·  Ch 5: The Introduction

·  Ch 6: The Purpose Statement

·  Ch 7: Research Questions and Hypotheses