Oncept Paper Template and Concept Paper Best Practices:

The purpose of this activity is to focus the learner on two of these resources (the Concept Paper Template and the Concept Paper Best Practices); and to look at the different expectations based on the research approach used.

First review the Concept Paper Template (including the comments in the margin). Find every reference to either qualitative or quantitative design. While these two approaches have many similarities, there are some important differences in the way each should be treated. In an APA style document with citations compare and contrast the expectations for each approach as presented in the Concept Paper Template. You may use other references to help clarify the similarities and the differences.

Then, select either quantitative or qualitative approach; for that approach document and discuss the Best Practices suggestions.