Chapter 6: The Purpose Statement
1.Discuss the importance of the purpose statement in any research and distinguish between the purpose statement and the problem statement in a research.
2.Select one of the topics below (either a or b) and write a qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods purpose statement for each one use the scripts provided in the Creswell textbook (p.119 qualitative, p. 124 quantitative and p. 127 or p. 128), but tailor it to the particular topic (either a or b).
a. A bachelor’s degree is associated with better employment rates and higher income. However, assume that in your community the rates of bachelor’s degree attainment among adults have not improved beyond 30% for nearly 20 years.
b. Ample evidence suggests that exercise reduces the risk of diabetes. Furthermore, we have numerous wearable devices to track exercise behavior. However, assume that in your community, rates of exercise are not improving.