In the context of research, alignment and social change will be important topics to return to as you prepare for the next courses in the research sequence and continue your development as a scholar-practitioner.
Consider, for example, what criteria are used in your discipline to evaluate the alignment of research components. And in what way will your future research contribute to your identity as a scholar-practitioner who is dedicated to positive social change?
For this Discussion, you will consider the criteria for evaluating alignment among the various components of a research study. You will also reflect on your role as a positive social change agent through research.
Post an explanation of the criteria you could use to evaluate alignment between data collection methods and other research components, such as the problem, purpose, research questions, and design. Then, reflecting on the course content, discuss the extent to which your newly acquired research knowledge and skills can support your role as an agent of positive social change. Be specific and provide an example(s).
Be sure to support your Main Issue Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.
Vogt, W. P., Gardner, D. C., & Haeffele, L. M. (2012). When to use what research design. New York, NY: Guilford Press.