Research Topic. Once your research topic has been approved by your instructor, write a three- to five-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) and discuss what aspect(s) of your chosen topic interests you most. Write three research questions or hypotheses that correspond to the topic. You may use the questions/hypotheses you developed in this week’s second discussion if they pertain to the approved topic. Discuss the process by which you selected and formed your research questions and hypotheses and the challenges you experienced in writing them. Make sure you identify how you applied the rules of educational research while developing your research topic. Include your assessment of the principal types of educational research and determine what type of research your topic will align with best. Your paper must be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and your approved APA style guide. Make sure to use at least two scholarly sources to support your application of educational research.