Please select a research topic of your choice in the field of public administration or public policy for your Key Assignment.

The Key Assignment will include 2 parts. Part 1 (Week 4 IP) will include the planning and preparation of your research topic. Part 2 (Week 5 IP) will include reporting on the

results of your research.

Part 1: Tasks Week 4 IP

Update this section of your document based on feedback from the peer review and instructor.

Part 2: Tasks Week 5 IP (New Material)


Report on the results of your research. The new section of your document will include the following:

Report the major findings. Data analysis will include demographics, descriptive statistics, and statistical analysis.

Restatement of research purpose, cases, and time periods.

Suggest clear, specific proposals for action: who should do what by when.

Use charts and tables to communicate the results: reports, briefings, and executive summary.

Summarize all the graphic presentations, charts, and tables.

Assessment of correspondence between predictions based on theory and actual observations.

Present evidence to support recommendations.

Summarize the implications of the research.