I am requesting assistance in identifying two journal articles that take a quantitative approach to looking at a problem that relates to family dynamics. I have to cite the articles and explain the statistical quantitative technique used in each. For example, whether the study used multiple regression, correlation, t-test, or another technique for analysis. I also have to explain whether or not the results of each study were statistically significant; by including the p-value, percentage of error. I also have to provide a summary of each study's purpose, method, and findings using language that a client with a 10th grade education could understand.
I have researched a couple of articles and need support in insuring that I am on the right track with this project.
I have chosen a couple of research articles you can use. I have chosen them because they are easy to digest which should help you in seeing elements of quantitative methods in them in case you need to explain it in class. If you have any questions, just let me know. Good luck with this particular assignment. I'm sure you will do well.
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
Quantitative Studies of Family Dynamics
The sample articles below (see links to full articles online) have been selected because they are family dynamics studies that utilized quantitative methods in exploring certain aspects of family dynamics. Researching about the dynamics within a family environment is of great interest in the social sciences as it explores the varied elements and structures that allow for family relationships and the function of the family as the most basic unit of social agency in society to happen. It is of interest to government in order for them to come up with the right programs, policies and legislation to support, promote and develop a social environment healthy for families; it is important for social scientists in that it allows them to look at specific aspects of family dynamics to explore issues and provide solutions to a varied set of problems and concerns: it is important for a number of social institutions (i.e. schools, church) as families are the site of initial socialization; lastly, it is important for organizations and corporate entities as families are the primary end consumers of the products they make and the services they provide. Healthy family dynamics can equate to healthier and more progressive society. Consider for example the recent riots in England - the government and sociological organizations point to problematic family dynamics that resulted in the lack of moral and ethical foundation among English youth who look to criminality as an option and an opportunity without a sense of responsibility to themselves and to society. It is without a doubt then that social scientists are now busy exploring the recent events in London and other key English cities to study certain issues and elements that have led to create identities and social dynamics that led families and communities in breeding attitudes and personalities that can incite riot and destruction. Understanding prevailing family dynamics in such situations is key.
Title: Family Dynamics and Attitudes toward Marriage
Authors: DIANA M. MUENCH and R. ERIC LANDRUM
Publication Details: The Journal of Psychology /128(4), 425-431
This is a correlational study undertaken by Diana Muench of Purdue University and Eric Landrum of Boise State University to examine if family experience ...
The solution provides 2 studies from expert journals that take a quantitative approach to study family dynamics. each article is provided an overview/summary and their purpose, approach/methods and findings are explained. Full bibliographic detail of each study is included as well as their online URL so that students can access them directly. A word-version of the solution is also attached.