In other words, how would cloud computing enable the distribution of public goods and services with the goal of e-government? The answer to this question will rely on both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Write an abbreviated, 15+ page policy-relevant practice research proposal based upon their research question/dependent variable (DV) selected
Naturally, one has to ask how we arrive at such a future state and what tools are necessary to arrive there. In the technology infrastructure world, one component that has emerged as a game changer in delivering services, particularly in the private sector, is cloud computing. Therefore, the area of focus or research is to examine cloud computing as a catalyst for e-government.
In other words, how would cloud computing enable the distribution of public goods and services with the goal of e-government?
The answer to this question will rely on both qualitative and quantitative analysis. As KKV (1994) states, “most research does not fit clearly into one category or the other.” A possible dependent variable in this regard will be the level of satisfaction with the delivered public good, ultimately offering insights into whether e-government works and under what conditions.
The primary focus of practice proposal is the selection of a research design appropriate for the identified dependent variable.
Proposals must cover every major component of a traditional social science research project, except for findings/conclusions. Convincingly demonstrate that the research design is appropriate for studying the research question/DV. The focus should be on describing, explaining, and justifying the research design.
· The paper must be 15+ pages in length.
· One page one of the proposal, describe their research question in one sentence.
· Describe the dependent variable in one sentence.
· Identify and briefly describe their research objectives
· The paper must offer a brief review of previous work to investigate the same or similar research question/RQ. This lit review must:
o Describe how other scholars have gone about studying the same or similar research question. What worked well, what did not work well?
o Clearly identify and describe the concrete, specific ways in which the project contributes to theory. This component should include both a formal explanation and a substantive explanation. In other words, how do methodologists describe the type(s) of theory contribution(s) you make? And what “gap” in existing theory within your sub-field do you aim to fill?
o Hypothesis(es) should be derived from lit review
· Paper must describe research design choices, including but not limited to:
o operationalization/measurement of significant variables (Both DV and IVs)
o list of possible observable implications (esp. for DV)
o possible data sources/cases
o description of techniques/methods used to carry out data collection and analysis
§ discuss case selection, if applicable to project
· Using course readings and additional seminal works on research design and methods, paper must justify research design choices and convince readers that their research design enables them to meet their research objectives
o This will entail an explanation of how the nature of the data informed selection of appropriate methodology
o Discuss how the research design is constructed to avoid common research design pitfalls
o Identify the strengths and weaknesses of their research design
o Offer concrete solutions for minimizing weaknesses
· After thoroughly explaining and justifying research design choices, describe how the work contributes to evaluating and building public policies.
o Ground this explanation in the principles/methods for policy analysis studies discussed in the course.
· The paper must include at least 20 references and the course readings
· The paper must be written in proper Turabian format.
· Submit the assignment as a word document.