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Writing Project 2: The Primary Research Project Background While the methods, tools, and substance of primary research may vary, practitioners in most disciplines and fields conduct primary research in some form or another. In qualitative approaches, research often occurs through instruments like direct observation, interviews, or surveys. When used thoughtfully, these instruments can provide direct, impactful data for researchers to analyze. Purpose In this assignment, you will use one of the qualitative research instruments covered in our course – direct observation, interview, or survey – to collect data related to your Central Research Question (CRQ). You will present your data and their significance in the form of a short writing project. The purpose of this assignment is to practice three important research writing skills: gathering, presenting, and analyzing primary research. Skills and Outcomes ● Generate a claim about what impact your primary research data has on your CRQ. (Rhetorical Knowledge; Critical Thinking, Reading, and Composing) ● Explain the research method used and why it is appropriate for your CRQ. (Rhetorical Knowledge; Critical Thinking, Reading, and Composing) ● Summarize the research data. (Rhetorical Knowledge; Critical Thinking, Reading, and Composing; Knowledge of Conventions) ● Interpret the research data. (Rhetorical Knowledge; Critical Thinking, Reading, and Composing) ● Infer the significance of the research data. (Rhetorical Knowledge; Critical Thinking, Reading, and Composing) ● Produce a finished text that meaningfully integrates at least two multimodal elements (Rhetorical Knowledge; Critical Thinking, Reading, and Composing; Knowledge of Conventions) ● Produce a finished text that meets length and grammatical expectations (Processes; Knowledge of Conventions) Tasks 1. Your project must make an overarching claim about how your research data has affected your CRQ. This claim should act as a thesis statement: it should broadly preview the content and structure of the Primary Research Project as a whole, and it should appear near the beginning of your project. 2. Your project should explain the methods you used in gathering your primary research data and why those methods were the best choice for this project. Additionally, you should explain the construction of your primary research instrument and why you constructed it in the way you did. For example, if you used a survey, what were the questions, why did you include them, and how did you actually conduct the survey? 3. You should summarize the data you collected through your primary research. This should NOT be an interpretation of that data (you will do that in a separate task); instead, it should be a generalization of what you learned. *NOTE: you may choose to include all of your data depending on what primary research instrument you use (this might work for an interview, but it would probably be ineffective for survey results). 4. After you have summarized your data, you must interpret it for your readers. What do your results mean? Why are they important? 5. Once your data has been interpreted, your project should provide a brief description of the data’s relevance to your CRQ and your larger course-long project. What has your primary research revealed? How might it shape your further thinking/research on your project? 6. Your project needs to include and meaningfully integrate at least two multimodal elements. You could include pictures, sounds, or even hyperlinks to other resources, but you must make sure that your reader understands why you are including these elements and why including them enriches your piece of writing. 7. Your project should be 1000-1500 words in length and be consistently grammatical to an extent that syntax does not obscure semantics (a reader who is proficient in English can read your paper without confusion due to grammatical issues). Criteria for Success In the following pages, you will find the criteria for success for this project’s tasks. You will use this rubric when you evaluate your final draft, but you should also think of it as a guide to use throughout the writing process