Each research method memo should be individually written. 4-5 pages double spaced. Grading is 95% on content and 5% on writing. The methods memo should:
– For the following question, include a description in full sentences and paragraphs of how you will obtain the answer to the question.
– Include a list of human sources for the information which should be specific (i.e. “officials in the Transportation Planning Office at the City of Dallas,” not “transportation officials”) and include a phone number for the appropriate office and/or email. Some of the sources of information will be written documents and these should be properly cited. Newspaper, academic journals and online writing sources should be cited properly. Indicate which sources you would go to first.
***If you follow through and obtain a credible answer to the question, you may write up the answer, cite its source, evaluate the credibility of your official answer, and receive additional credit for the assignment.
Research Methods Memo Question
What is the justification for decorating (painting and sculpting) new and rebuilt highways? How much does that add to the cost of the actual highway?