O n c l u s i o n s a n d R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s a D i s s e m i n a t i o n o f F i n d i n g s
analyze your data. This week, you consider what conclusions and recommendations you might make based on your interpretation and analysis of the data you collected. Although you are not required to actually collect, interpret, and analyze data for your Capstone Project, it is still important to think about what your findings might reveal and what conclusions or recommendations you might make to your stakeholders. For example, suppose you are doing an action research study on recruiting and attracting volunteers for a local nonprofit organization that helps people with AIDS. After you interpret and analyze your data, suppose you find that this particular organization has difficulty recruiting and attracting volunteers, but that other nonprofit organizations in the area do not. These findings might lead you to make several conclusions, one of which might be that recruiting and attracting volunteers to work with people with AIDS is difficult due to the stigma associated with the disease and a lack of understanding about how it is transmitted. Based on your conclusion, you might make a recommendation that the nonprofit organization do more outreach to the community regarding AIDS education in order to address the fears of potential volunteers. Your recommendation might influence the practices of not only the nonprofit organization on which your research focused but also other nonprofit organizations that help people with AIDS and other contagious diseases.
Equally important to drawing conclusions and making recommendations is disseminating or presenting your research to stakeholders. As the researcher, you must be able to do this in a professional manner, without opinion or bias. One way to do this is by writing a formal report. Another way to do this is by having a face-to-face meeting with your stakeholders. In either case, it is important to consider who your audience is. Your stakeholders will likely include individuals with varying educational backgrounds. Therefore, it is important to avoid using jargon, and to plainly state how you conducted your research and arrived at your conclusions.
Briefly describe the problem or issue you identified and the research question you developed for your Capstone Project.
Describe at least two hypothetical conclusions you might draw based on your proposed research.
Based on your hypothetical conclusions, describe two recommendations you might make related to the problem or issue you identified.
Explain how you might disseminate the conclusion and recommendation and to whom. Be specific and use examples to support your explanation.
My Research Topic Question is: With the current financial crisis around the United States what alternative methods can be use to support non-profit organization