SCENARIO: Your supervisor has approved your research question and plan for studying some aspect of diversity and/or collaboration in a community group. Now it is time to conduct your literature review and develop your hypothesis and research plan.

ASSIGNMENT: In the first Touchstone, you developed a research question and prepared a preliminary bibliography for your literature review. You will now conduct your literature review, formulate your hypothesis and research plan, and develop a set of notecards that summarize your work.

REQUIREMENTS: You must create 8-11 notecards using the touchstone template below. Your notecards will include:

introduction card

research question card

literature review (4–6 cards)

hypothesis card

operational definitions card (if needed)

research method card