Week 2 – Assignment Generating Keywords As mentioned previously, at the end of this course, you will create an annotated bibliography on a topic within your major field of study. This week, you will begin to explore how to generate keywords to use as you search for sources for your research question. Review the Description: Video iconGEN103 Ashford University Library: Keywords are Critical and reflect on the videos listed in both the “Using the Ashford University Library” discussion instructions and the “Scholarly Versus Popular Sources” discussion forum. A full list of the tutorials you need to view this week can be located in the Weekly Overview and on the Course Materials page. Once you have established your keywords you will use them to locate scholarly articles in the library that may contribute to your “Annotated Bibliography” Final Paper in Week Five. Watch the video below to help you understand the process. Now that you have been introduced to the Ashford University Library, and have an idea how to come up with keywords to conduct searches in the databases, it is time to practice! Your research topic and question should be established, so now is the perfect time to begin brainstorming your list of keywords and searching for articles in the Ashford University Library. As you have learned by watching this week’s tutorials, it is important to pull keywords from your research question and also generate a list of synonyms. Use the Description: Save iconGenerating Search Terms Worksheet to complete the assignment. Save this document to your computer in an easy to find location. Complete the worksheet as directed, saving your progress as you go. View the Description: Document iconGenerating Search Terms Worksheet (Example) to guide you as you complete this assignment. Once you have completed the Generating Search Terms Worksheet, submit this assignment through the online classroom Assignment Submission button below. Be sure that you have included all of the necessary information in the worksheet. In this class, you have three tutoring services available: Paper Review, Live Chat, and Tutor E-mail. Click on the Ashford Writing Center (AWC) tab in the left-navigation menu to learn more about these tutoring options and how to get help with your writing. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. Assignment Submission

Week 6 Assignment: Explore the CP Template and Best Practices 

First, review the NCU Template Applied Degree CP 2013. 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 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.
Support your paper with a minimum of 5 resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen.
Learning Outcomes: 1, 5, 6

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