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Article Reviews for Rationale & Design

Could you help me understand these articles including what type of design they are and their rationale? I know they're quantitative in nature. One is a quasi experiment and the other is survey, but I don't know what else (i.e. one-shot, cross-sectional, etc.).

Attitudes toward Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

For this question you will need access to Irene Covarrubias and Meekyung Han's study entitled Mental Health Stigma about Serious Mental Illness among MSW Students: Social Contact and Attitude. Describe the population of either people in which the study is interested. Briefly describe the characteristics of this sample, includ

Serious Mental Illness Stigma Study Review

Describe any pilot test or field test that was done for any instrument in this study. Describe the sampling plan from the article you are reviewing for this course. What is the name of this sampling plan? Describe any bias that resulted from this sampling design. Did the author address any bias? If so, describe how it was add

Constructs and Variables in Research

Could you help me understand the following: What is a variable? What is a construct? Which methodology uses variables, which uses constructs? Can you give me a detailed example of variables and constructs? How do variables or constructs link to the theories in articles?

Program Planning in Adult Education

I need help in comparing and contrasting two program planning models (in relation to adult education). I need to support my essay/answers. I can't find models anywhere and don't know where to begin.

Research Review: Attitudes on Mental Health

Using the attached article, include a list of names of the variables or constructs from the article. Also include a brief definition of these variables or constructs. Did the author use specific scales or interview formats that have already been used in other studies? If so, list the scale or instrument used to measure each vari

Article Review: Checking Theory & Research Questions

Please help me delve into the following article: Describe the theory used in the article. Briefly describe the theoretical perspective the author uses; use other references if needed. List the primary research question from the article. Compose two different research questions reflecting two different theories from t

Analyzing Social Research Questions

I need help answering the following questions in relation to my research questions. How could we analyze the data collected from these questions? How might you measure the variables presented in these questions? Here are my research questions: Is there a relationship between MSW students' adherence to stereotypes of

Interviews in Research

Interviewers are frequently advised to be natural. What do you think that means? Is it possible? Desirable? Is it always a good idea? Why or why not? Explain your thinking and rationale.

Effect Size

Effect Size An experimenter is examining the relationship between age and self-disclosure. A large sample of participants that are 25 to 35 years old and participants that are 65 to 75 years old are compared, and significant differences are found with younger participants disclosing much more than older people. The researcher


Correlations Hill (1990) studied the correlations between final exam score in an introductory sociology course and several other variables such as number of absences. The following Pearson r correlation coefficients with final exam score were obtained: Overall college GPA .72 Number of absences −.51 Hours spent s

Qualitative Research

I am working on a study project and need some assistance with the research questions. The research study is on Early Childhood Educators and their experiences with father involvement. The study is qualitative and I will be interviewing early childhood teachers, teachers, and education coordinators in an early childhood program.

Resolving Internal Validity Threats in an Experiment Design

Consider the following scenario: 60 children, ages 3-5, are selected to participate in a program for developing non-verbal communication skills. The children were selected on the basis of extremely low scores on a test of non-verbal communication. After participating in the program, the children are re-tested. An average

Clarifying Hypothesis Use in Phenomenological Research

I need some brief help. I realize that with inductive reasoning the hypothesis comes after the research, but I was under the impression that with PHENOMENOLOGY, the hypothesis came first. Is this accurate? If so (or even if not), please explain in detail. A classmate and I are in debate. I learned previously that in methods s

Article/Research Analysis

Define and identify the designs in each article. Summarize the rationale of the design for each article. If no rationale exists, use your best guess as to why the author or authors implemented the design. Discuss how the author(s) collected data. Briefly state how each of the articles displayed the results; you should a

Doing a Research Proposal (Qualitative)

I am currently working on a proposed research study. The study consist of attitudes of early childhood educators and their encouragement or non-encouragement of father engagement in their programs. The study is qualitative. The staff that will be interviewed consist of teachers, teacher assistants and social workers. The variab

Data Analysis and Research Instrument Tools

The proposed study that I am working on involves the measurement (Likert Scale) of attitudes of early childhood staff workers toward father engagement. Does lived experiences of workers influence the role staff play in the encouragement of father engagement. In measuring and doing the data analysis of such a study how you reco

Social Change and Technology

How do you think life in the United States will change in the next 10 years? How might the Internet be involved in the changes? How do you think sociologists might use the Internet to study life in the United States? Name 3 specific ways. Be sure to reference any sources used

Qinatitivative Data Analysis: Early childhood education

I am looking for link, youtube, or powerpoint, on website that addresses how to measure using frequency. The project that I am working on is attitudes of early childhood workers toward father engagement in early childhood programs. I am required to identify a research question using this type of statistic. I am measuring attitud

Youth Deviance: Topic & Thesis to Investigate

Consider a social issue in which you are interested. It could be human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime, social mobility, poverty, education, aging, and similar issues. Select a specific social issue to investigate in this assignment. In this assignment, you will begin your exploration by developing a thesis statement. A the

Research Study

Currently working on a study relative to attitudes, beliefs based on lived experiences of early childhood educators and how it impacts their encouragement of involvement with fathers in their program. I have been looking at several measuring instruments to use. The study will be qualitative and interview questions will be the

Research Literature - Articles

Provide some assistance with researching some articles that have to be within the year of 2011, 2012, and 2013. The project consist of a annotated bibliography. I have found many but would like to gather as many peer reviewed articles as possible. The subject title of the research is Social Workers bias against fathers or male

Research Articles: Bias Against Fathers

I am currently researching the subject topic of "Social Workers bias against fathers and its effect on service delivery". I am having some challenges on finding current articles on this one aspect of the research which is: Social Workers bias may be based on their own life experiences and this may have an affect on why they exc

Quantitative Research Plan

Sample research proposal (Quantitative) Please help me develop an abbreviated quantitative research plan. Here is the research problem: Applied Management and Decision Sciences Organizations are human systems. As such, each member of the system brings to bear the full range of psychological and emotional behavior while

Epistemology: Same-sex marriage

I need help understanding the main advantages and disadvantages of research guided by principles of logical positivism and research guided by principles of interpretivism. I have chosen the topic "same-sex marriage" and I need to figure out the "goal of the study" by "wearing a logical positivistic lens" as a researcher, as w

Interest in the research findings on substance abuse

Substance Abuse Consider the possible stakeholders for your research project. Who are they? What social, political, or personal factors might influence the direction of your research? What interest groups would be involved? What patterns might influence the direction of your research? What are the possible policy implicat

Characteristics of Science

Could you please help me understand the eight characteristics of science? I.e. empirical, systematic, theoretical, provisional, public, objective, self-reflective, and open-ended process. What are differences and similarities?