Please provide me with a detailed example of an empirical research study so that I can have a better understanding of it.
For two qualitative and two quantitative articles on Homosexual Parenting debate, please write the following: 1. Give article details 2. Summary 3. Data & Evaluation Methods 4. Assumptions & Limitations
Can you please help me understand reality testing? I need to "reality test" my project, but I don't understand what that means.
I am working on a hypothetical research assignment. The topic that I want to explore for the study is: The project is to do a study on community providers who assist families with resources through their agency. What I have observed in working in the field of Social Work is that sometimes during the intake and also the serv
In your company's recent employee opinion survey, you found out that employees whose salaries were higher were also happier with their work. Can you conclude that high compensation caused high employee satisfaction? Why or why not? To improve employee satisfaction, your company had implemented a flex time policy a year ago a
I am currently working on a case study that will focus on this subject; "Does customer service of Public Health Providers (such as community health clinics) workers have an impact on clients and the outcome of the their identified need" The premise of the study is to get identify if personnel professionalism prevent clien
When studying the relationship between "Employee Engagement" and "Productivity", what sampling method would be the best to use and why? What may be the limitation of the sampling method? (Note: The company consists of 5 functional departments (sales, marketing, manufacturing, R&D, and customer service) and 5 locations across th
Please read the attached article "Toward a Theory of Motivational Interviewing," by William R. Miller and Gary S. Rose and answer the following questions: 1. What is the research question? Is it an empirical/answerable question? 2. What are the key concepts? How are they operationalized? 3. Is the significance/rationale for
I am working on a project that is hypothetical but will give me some guidance on research methods. The topic that I am researching is poverty and the impact it has on infant mortality. I would like to use existing data on this project but would like to get some ideas on what would be a good qualitative approach. I will be select
A planner wants to assess road quality. He sends a questionnaire to a sample of residents and asks them to evaluate road surfaces, repair quality, and amount of traffic. He finds the results of limited value, so he assigns engineers to travel through the neighborhoods to rate the roads. The engineers are given general instructio
Suppose you are to study police brutality, what methods of research (demographics, historical data, surveys, interviews, or observation) would you utilize? "If I were to study police brutality, I would utilize quantitative research in order to ascertain the statistical demographic information and historical data pertaining t
1). Sociologist Harriet Martineau was known for fighting for the rights of both __________ and __________. a) children; slaves. b) women; children. c) slaves; free blacks. d) slaves; women. 2). __________ describes a social philosophy that cherishes rural life. a) Agrarianism
(1) To determine if halfway houses improve the transition from prison, 50 inmates who will be released in a month are randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group is sent to a halfway house to participate in a program called "ReEntry." The other group stays in prison until the time of release. Two months after release, data
1. Why are experimental studies not very generalizable? What can be done to improve the external validity of experimental studies? 2. Snowball sampling is one of the frequently used sampling methods in social work research. Please talk briefly some ethical issues you may confront when using snowball sampling
My Assignment: Using provided articles, discuss scholarly views on the nature and types of theory. Compare and contrast at least three views of what constitutes a theory, distinguishing theory from related concepts, such as hypothesis, paradigm, model, and concept. I need to write about 10 pages. I'm looking for a page or t
See this posting: https://brainmass.com/sociology/research-methods/455822 to see the free attachment that applies to this question. How would you describe and justify the choice of methodology in light of the hypothetical research philosophy and how does this align with the foundational philosophy that supports the methodolo
I need assistance in finding a dataset that corresponds to the survey instrument attached. What do you see from the cases from the dataset, using the sampling technique and selected sample size. I have to report (a)The new sample (b)the research questions and hypothesis (c) The independent and dependent variables and (d) extran
I need assistance on a research problem. I am practicing my dissertation process and want to be clear about my knowledge of each component of the process. The purpose of this activity is I have to design a survey instrument. I want to select an existing public domain survey from the list that corresponds to the topic of inter
What methodological factors have to be taken into consideration when choosing a qualitative research design?
Could you please help me understand the following terms? Variable Operationalization Sample Scale Measurement Measurement error Causation Plausible rival explanations Hypothesis Reliability Unit of analysis Four main types of validity
Research an article from a recent newspaper or magazine that makes the sociological claim of marriage based on quantitative statistics. Summarize the key points focusing on the statistics presented and the author's interpretation of these numbers. Analyze and critique the article providing a reference and a link for the articl
In this project I have to focus on critically evaluating the family research information I am doing a report that has to explain how reliability and validity are important factors to consider when reviewing a research article. I am looking for assistance on a peer-reviewed journal article that reports a study concerned with a f
Choosing a research method in order to gather data about how texting is impacting communication in the U.S.
Why is a survey appropriate method for researching texting and the impact it has on communication? Why are other research methods not appropriate? How would you support this research method?
Examining the internal and external threats to validity. Can you help me identify and define those threats that are related to measurement, and the threats that are related to sampling issues.
Is an ethno methodology puts limitation on research? Is there something unique in surveys, as a sociological research method?
I need help identifying three characteristics of a qualitative study that are unique. Also three characteristics of a quantitative study. Can you discuss and compare these differences. An example: a qualitative study will use what is called "purposeful sampling," while a quantitative study (specifically an experimental study
The need for increasing oversight in psychological research is changing as demand for ethical practices and complexities of research are challenged. Can you help me present an overview, based on research, of this phenomenon? Can you include discussion topics such as deception, institutional review board, informed consent, and
Target the increase in female offenses. Need advise on how to go about the paper, especially the hypothesis (see attached document for full) on this topic: Choose at least two articles in criminal justice on any topic. You are to research and analyze a criminal justice topic using the knowledge you acquired from this class a
For each of the following areas of inquiry, describe a possible research project based on observational techniques, survey research, or a field or laboratory experiment (one method for each topic). ? Gender role stereotyping in the classroom ? Changes in the roles of the elderly in society over the past fifty years ? The influence of social class on a person's educational opportunities ? Patterns of social interaction between White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WAS)s) and members of racial or ethnic subcultures ? The influence of role models on aggressive behavior
For each of the following areas of inquiry, describe a possible research project based on observational techniques, survey research, or a field or laboratory experiment (one method for each topic). ? Gender role stereotyping in the classroom ? Changes in the roles of the elderly in society over the past fifty years ? The infl
Heuristics are generally identified as "rules of thumb" that we use when making decisions. We evaluate information we already know, events we've already experienced, and actions we've already taken, to help us make quick and efficient decisions. In the heuristic process we make assumptions based on what we know, what we've done