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Mental Health Stigma: Reliability and Validity

For this assignment, you will address all issues related to ethics for mental illness stigma, including the reliability and validity of the instrument you selected. Determine whether your study will require a field test or pilot study, and provide your rationale. In addition, describe your expected findings and explain how they will affect the relevant literature. The expected findings and summary should address the significance of the study and provide a detailed rationalization and conclusion, using appropriate references from the relevant literature.

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Hi, and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in delving further into your proposed study on mental illness stigma. I am supposing that the earlier advice I have provided you with regards to undertaking a study on this subject is going to be the basis of a paper/project. Based on this, I suggest using this simple outline:

1. On your study (overview) - 100 words
2. Validity & Reliability of Survey methods - 150 words
3. Ethical concerns - 150 words
4. Pilot Study & Rationale - 100 words
5. Expected Findings, likely literature & Summary - 100 words

You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

Mental Illness Stigma Study Plan: Ethics, Reliability, Validity & Other Issues


As a study, I have proposed on exploring mental illness stigma among my fellow students. I was inspired by the work of Covarubbias and Han (2011) who investigated the same subject among social work graduate students. Their work was impactful in that it shows personal views on mental illness, especially associations or permutations of stigma against mental health among future social workers. Their results show that attitude change essential to providing better help and service to individuals and families facing mental health issues is necessary among those training to go into social work as even when it is expected to be otherwise, stigma compared to mental health illnesses is subjective and held as attitudes by those who are expected to know more about it. I am proposing ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task on the topic of putting together a study plan on a Mental Health Stigma study including reliability and validity issues, ethical concerns, rationale and pilot/field test choices. Resources ares listed for further exploration of the topic.