Within the Discussion Board area, write 300-400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Practicality of Research and Approaches to Inquiry

Leedy and Ormrod discuss the nature and tools of research along with practical applications. Considering an issue or problem that you might want to study, focus your discussion on the practical applications, along with the associated strategies of inquiry. Rely on the Research Cycle figure that Leedy and Ormrod use to explain what research is.

Focus your discussion on the following:

  • What is your practical application domain?
  • Explain how this view could be used in designing a study for your selected research interest.
  • Speculate whether this study might be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research.