Impact of my Methodology

Having identified the strengths and weaknesses of your research program and resources in previous discussions, you will explore the impact of your methodology on your conclusions. For example,

  • What assumptions does your model make, and when might those assumptions not hold?
  • Are the results of the quantitative analysis consistent with your a priori expectations? If not, why?

Be sure to address items such as upside and downside risks to the analysis as well as pertinent social and political factors.