10 Strategic Points Qualitative Study Extraction

RES-825 Theories of Inquiry

September, 2017

Strategic Points in Literature Research Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: James, this is not the correct template for the 10SP. Notice how the link is right in the assignment instructions below. Important note: Successful completion of this assignment does not indicate that this topic and the related 10 Strategic Points have been approved for use as your dissertation research study topic.Locate and download “10 Strategic Points Template with Instructions” located in the DC ( and use it to complete this assignment.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: James, please see my comments. First, there will be a deduction for using the wrong template as the link is provided in the assignment. Second, please access all of my feedback from previous assignments and revisit the GCU dissertations you studied to identify each of the 10SP and how they align—as well as correct wording for problem and purpose statements, literature reviews with current references, RQs and hypotheses, etc. I have posted samples in the Announcements, etc. Your topic is very broad and without supporting literature. Also, you have not posed a reasonable question to test and outlined how you will test it. Please go to the DC Network and study all dissertation templates (and notice the sample at the end of the 10SP template) so you can improve this document for your Module 8 resubmission. Please use the correct template as well. Dr. Nelson


The Impact of Religious beliefs on Politics in the USA, in the state of California Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: James, this topic is VERY broad. .

2.Literature Review

A) background of the Problem

i)Politics in the United States of America have been known to be very charged and questions have often been raised as to why religion does not come in between. However, given the rates at which various religious people are joining politics, there has been a lot to be talked about(Khalid,2007). Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: You will need much more recent literature to demonstrate that your topic is current and still relevant.

ii)Politicians in the State of California have been asked to embrace religious people that are always coming to join politics in the state of California as it is awaited to be seen the value that they will bring along. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: Cite?

iii)The way politics are organized in the state of California is very different and the religious leaders are urged to get to know the complex variables before they engage in politics. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: You need to be reviewing the literature here . . citation?

iv)There is a widening relationship that is between politics and religion as it was witnessed when there was race struggle in America before the 1960s(Paddison,2012).

v)There has been a varied relationship between the religious issue of politics in California as compared to other places.

b) Theoretical Foundations

i)Politics and life in California Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: James, these are not theoretical foundations. Please do some research on what it means for a theory to support or explain a variable or a phenomena, ok? Also, read the GCU dissertations that you analyzed in previous assignments as it should be clear how the theory relates to each variable.

ii)Religion in Politics life

iii)The relationship of religion and politics and its influence on religious studies

c)Review of literature Topics with key theme for each one

i)Religion in politics in California makes leaders be more effective: The study used the category of looking for great leaders who have initially formed in their places noting they were from a religious background(Khalid,2007). Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: 75% of all of your references must be no older than 5 years.

The beliefs in religion do influence the performance of students: There is a very strong relationship which exists between the leaders that have engaged religion.


i)There is a lot of importance in the identification of approaches that can lead to religion being involved in politics Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: What does this mean and who said it. This is still way too broad. You need to test 1 question and tell the reader how you will test it, ok?

ii)Quantitative study: Instruments and the source of data are there in the collection of numerical data on two variables(Paddison,2012).

3.Problem Statement: It has been researched that if there is a relationship between politics and religion there is bound to be able leaders and those that will perform Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: I do not understand what this means. . . And, please see the GCU templates and dissertations you read for a correct problem statement.

4.Sample and Location

a) Location: California

b) Population: Selected leaders in California

c)Sample: A town in California with leaders that are known to be religious yet political Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: Be more specific here. What leaders and how many?

d)Number of observations for each political leader: About 2-4 political leaders will be asked on how they perceive religion. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: Again, this is very broad.

5.Research Questions; R1Is there any relationship between religion and politics to lead to effective leaders. R2Iis there any relationship between leaders who fail in performance and religion(Khalid,2007). Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: How are you defining these variables and what instruments will you use to measure these two variables so you can run a correlation on them. James, you need a much more specific problem statement and RQs.


a) H1: There is a lot of relationship between effective political leaders as their characteristic demonstrate success. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: There is not such a thing as ‘a lot of relationship’ Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: This is very different than your RQs about relationships between religion and politics. . .

b) H10: There is a strong relationship between the leaders who perform well and how they use religion.

7.Methodology and design

This method is bound to use Quantitative methodology together with Correlation Design(Paddison,2012)

8.Purpose Statement

The purpose of this study was to find the quantitative correlational study was to come up with the understanding of the relationship that exists between religion and politics and how it leads to making political leaders effective. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: ???

9.Data Collection

a) Dependent Variable: Performance of the political leaders will be measured by the state of California standard scores on leaders(Khalid,2007). Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: what is this and what does it measure?

b) Dependent Variable: Level of performance in the State. Data will be collected by use of standard instruments used for studies that are familiar that measure the performance of leaders in California. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: ?? what about your variable of religion?

10.Data Analysis

a) Inferential statistics for testing linear regression and performance hypothesis. Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: ??? what variables will you conduct a regression on?

b) Descriptive statistics to summarize the sample demographic data and also data on the two variables(Paddison,2012). Comment by Dr. Julie Nelson: I don’t understand Part 2 on qualitative concepts. This is not a part of the 10SP template or project.

Part II: Project

There are still research gaps in the past and current research studies regarding hermeneutics. Therefore, this section II of the paper outlines possible gaps that can be integrated into a scientific research discourse.

-The hermeneutic conception of culture. There is still research gap with regards to hermeneutic and traditional account of cultures in the world.

-Developing holistic epistemology in hermeneutics. This should involve using the hermeneutic in a context-based fashion.

-Hermeneutic phenomenology. The proposed research topic seeks to show holistic connection between descriptive phenomenology and hermeneutics.

-Understanding central idea in hermeneutics. The impact and contribution of hermeneutics in scientific researches.

-Understanding hermeneutics from perceptive point of view. There are been a research gap in the current and previous studies as far as perspective hermeneutics is concerned.

-Deconstructing misconceptions related to hermeneutics in scientific research. There is research gap in most of the literature reviews on the misunderstanding on the application of hermeneutics in scientific research.

-Impacts on personal biases on hermeneutics. Personal biases can be assessed constructive to increase efficacy or hermeneutics as a research tool.

-Why context is so important in hermeneutics? The current research studies have failed to capture the need for context in hermeneutics (Dilthey & Jameson, 1972).

-How vital Hermeneutics and descriptive sociology in traditional humanist? . An examination of Humanist Hermeneutics in Literary Studies.

-Effects of subjectivity with regard to hermeneutics. The current research studies have failed to capture the effects if subjectivity in hermeneutics (Polkinghorne, 2000).


Dilthey, W., & Jameson, F. (1972). The Rise of Hermeneutics. New Literary History, 3(2), 229-244.

Khalid, A. (2007). Islam after communism: religion and politics in Central Asia. Berkeley:

University of California Press.

Paddison, J. (2012). American heathens: religion, race, and reconstruction in California.

Berkeley, Calif. San Marino, Calif: Published for the Huntington-USC Institute on

California and the West by University of California Press Huntington Library.

Polkinghorne, E. D. (2000). Inquiry in the Pragmatic and Hermeneutic Traditions. Theory and Psychology, 10(4), 453-479.

Sandage, J. S., Cook, V. K., Hill, C. P., & Strawn, B. (2008). Hermeneutics and Psychology: A Review and Dialectical Model. Hermeneutics and psychology: A review and dialectical model. Review of General Psychology, 12(4), 344-364.

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