Assess what you believe is missing and state how previous research has failed to adequately examine the issue that your study addresses.
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Consider not only methods that other researchers have used but methods of data gathering that have not been used but perhaps could be.
Be specific about the methodological approaches you plan to undertake to obtain information, the techniques you would use to analyze the data, and the tests of external validity to which you commit yourself [i.e., the trustworthiness by which you can generalize from your study to other people, places, events, and/or periods of time].
When thinking about the potential implications of your study, ask the following questions:.
The purpose is to reflect upon gaps or understudied areas of the current literature and describe how your proposed research contributes to a new understanding of the research problem should the study be implemented as designed.
The reader will never have a study outcome from which to evaluate whether your methodological choices were the correct ones.
Thus, the objective here is to convince the reader that your overall research design and methods of analysis will correctly address the problem and that the methods will provide the means to effectively interpret the potential results.
Your design and methods should be unmistakably tied to the specific aims of your study.
Describe the overall research design by building upon and drawing examples from your review of the literature.