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Research Methodology in Diverse Populations

The topic I am studying is adolescents with homosexual parents (and their social life, i.e. stigmatization, bullying, etc). I have chosen a qualitative, phenomenological study.

I need to discuss strengths, as well as the weaknesses of identified research design with this population. I should look for weaknesses of identified research design with this population specifically, ease/difficulty with data collection; assumptions made about population; interpretations that may need to be made; and how beliefs and biases will affect this research.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular task, you are being asked to think about a particular research subject - homosexual parenting and adolescence. Since the questions are pretty straightforward, I suggest a concise but to the point answer as well using this suggested outline:

1. Topic Overview and why, 100 words
2. Methods & philosophy, 100 words
3. Design and strength, 100 words
4. Weakness in relation to population, 100 words
5. Data Collection process & issues, 100 words
6. Assumptions & likely biases, 100 words

This outline will yield around 600 words which I think should cover what you need. Since you did not elaborate on a specific design, I am assuming you are still mulling it over. Below, I have suggested a particular way. Once again, keep it simple so that it will be easy to execute. Just let me now if you need further help.

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Topic Overview

For my research, I have decided to explore the topic of homosexual parenting with a focus on exploring the issues and the practices/outcomes behind adolescents parented by homosexual parents. The reason behind this for me is simple - with so much debate behind the fundamentalism of heterosexual parents, I would like to explore if adolescents parented by homosexuals get affected in their ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of research methodology on diverse populations. The population under study here is very particular - adolescents with homosexual parents. A simple outline is suggested together with key information to get the student started. Resources are also included for further exploration of the topic.