Developing a Premise and a Research Question

Developing a Premise and a Research Question

Developing a Premise and a Research Question


As highlighted in this week’s Discussion, the clear formulation of a research problem and research question(s) is central to all research, because this leads to the identification of relevant and useful variables for measurement. Developing a Premise and a Research Question

For this Assignment, you will first develop the problem statement for your Premise, using the topic you selected for your Premise in Week 1, and then you will complete your development of 1 to 2 research questions that will help to address the problem.


Submit a 3-page paper that includes the following:

  • A brief review of the topic you chose for your Premise in Week 1 and the broader system or ecosystem of which your topic is a part
  • A clear and extended statement of the problem you plan to address in your doctoral study research
  • At least one research question that you plan to answer from a secondary data source that you will select next week
  • An explanation of why the research question(s) you have chosen will help in understanding and addressing the identified problem


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Layal Mansour





Week 2 Assignment

The Ethics and Literacy of Research 



Walden University



In week 1, we discussed the Ecological System Approach for examining the risks of sudden climatic change to the future of human survival. Climate change is the long-term change of weather conditions of a place recorded over an extended period. According to the discussion, climate change has been caused by a lot of factors among them are the human factors like oil spillage in the ocean, the release of hazardous gases into the atmosphere and deforestation. However, climate change should occur gradually to give time to the human beings to predict it and be able to protect themselves. Developing a Premise and a Research Question

Global warming is the largest climatic disaster in the universe, and it has made the human generation prone to diseases and thus shortening their lifespan. A lot of research studies have shown that climate change has caused a lot of negative impacts on both the human generation as well as the ecosystem and sometimes leading to their extinction especially if their adaptive environments are altered with. The research studies will contribute positively to reducing the negative impacts of climatic changes on the environment (Gamble, Janet L, 2017). Awareness will be created to educate human being on ways to help reduce the effects of the climate on climate change in the environment that they live in. v

During data collection, some of the ethical concerns that should have been considered include:

    Taking responsibility: Public awareness on ways to reduce the rate of climate change to the human population. Human beings should take responsibility for polluting the environment in which they live in. They should lower the release of hazardous gases into the atmosphere and also be able to clean up water bodies after an oil spillage.

Individually one might take the responsibility to ensure minimal or no emissions that lead to climate change shortly. This might include disposing of wastes in an environmentally friendly manner.

    Adaptation of proper farming technologies: With effective communication and seminars, most farmers will be advised on the best farming practices that will not lead to causes of climate change. This will reduce the amounts of farm fertilizers that end up in the water bodies causing a change in the ecosystem (Keller, Edward A., and Duane E. DeVecchio, 2016). By doing so, negative impacts of climate change will be reduced soon.

    The polluter pays principle: This principle states that for any person who is responsible for polluting the environment, he or she should bear the cost of cleaning it up. For instance, most of the developing countries have industries that release most gases to the environment, and when cleaning up the situation, they should have the most significant share of cleaning it up to minimize the impacts of climate change to humans and the ecosystem soon.

    Educating different communities on the adverse effects that occur during deforestation. Most people should see the adverse effects that come with cutting down of trees and embrace new sources of energy and promote afforestation and re-afforestation.

With all these ethical considerations, the Institutional Review Board will not object to the continuous research study on the impacts of climate change on human beings soon because, as a researcher, you have the best interests of the participating community members at heart (McMichael, Anthony J., Rosalie E. Woodruff, and Simon Hales, 2006). This is observed since as a researcher I will be able to educate the people involved in the long-term negative impacts of polluting the environment.

Some of the literacy concerns in impacts of climate change on human beings and the ecosystem in the near future include the following:

    Media literacy where most people especially with the present generation have access to the media. They gain information from the media, they read it, understand, evaluate and analyze it and they are able to make decisions from that. Most people will be able to read and understand the impacts of climate change and take a suitable course of action to reduce the negative impacts.

    Information literacy. This is where most people should be educated and be equipped with knowledge about climate change. Be able to know the causes, impacts and mitigation steps of climate change. This will help most people to work effortlessly to ensure global warming and climate change has been reduced to a minimal level.

    Digital literacy is the ability to browse in the internet, chatting and working with databases. With these digital skills, one is able to gain access to the information that is posted on the internet. Once one has gained access to that information by browsing, they can be able to take action to mitigate the impacts climate change on human beings in the future (Polasky, Stephen, 2011). One can also be able to subscribe to sites to always be updated once new information is disseminated.

In conclusion, climate change and global warming is one of the disasters that has truck the world due to mankind pollution to the environment. Anthropogenic activities like deforestation, release of chlorofluorocarbon gases into the atmosphere, oil spillage into water bodies, disposal of wastes and poor farming techniques have contributed enormously to the rapid change of climate. With all the detrimental effects caused man to the environment, there is a need for alarm and use of ethical concerns like taking responsibility to minimize pollution, public awareness and fairness when cleaning up the already polluted environment to minimize the negative impacts of climate change.




Works Cited

Gamble, Janet L., et al. “Analyses of the effects of global change on human health and welfare and human systems. A Report by the US Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.” (2017).

Keller, Edward A., and Duane E. DeVecchio. Natural hazards: earth’s processes as hazards, disasters, and catastrophes. Routledge, 2016.

McMichael, Anthony J., Rosalie E. Woodruff, and Simon Hales. “Climate change and human health: present and future risks.” The Lancet 367.9513 (2006): 859-869.

Polasky, Stephen, et al. “Decision-making under great uncertainty: environmental management in an era of global change.” Trends in ecology & evolution 26.8 (2011): 398-404.