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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?

Empirical Research Study

Please provide me with a detailed example of an empirical research study so that I can have a better understanding of it.

Quantitative & Qualitative Studies

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

Reality Testing

Can you please help me understand reality testing? I need to "reality test" my project, but I don't understand what that means.

Research Method for a Study

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

Research Method for Employee Satisfaction

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

Personnel Professionalism and Public Healthcare

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

Sampling Method and Limitations

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

Article Review: Toward a Theory of Motivational Interviewing

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

Research Methods on Poverty Report

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

Discusses the optimal use of surveys

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

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research & the Methods of Social Research

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

Sociology Choices

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

Masters Program Research Methods

(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

Experimental Studies: Generalizability and Snowball Sampling

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

Define and describe theory (in research)

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

Research Methods - Methodology & philosophy

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

Research Methods - Sampling techniques and dataset

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

Research Methods

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

Important terms in the study of research Validity

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

Statistical claim analysis

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

Family Research Methods

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

Threats to Validity

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.

Advance Research

Is an ethno methodology puts limitation on research? Is there something unique in surveys, as a sociological research method?