Research Methods (Unit 5)
For the Unit V Assignment, students are to complete the following areas of the Methods section for the Research Proposal: 1. Method, Participants, Research Design, Instrumentation, and Data Collection Plans. (Estimated length – two pages) •Method/Research Procedure/Methodology: Determine the method of research for the proposal. Examples could be: qualitative, quantitative, and case study. See page 271 of your textbook. NOTE: The information in the textbook on methodology is written in past tense; however, be sure that you write in future tense for the proposal. (Estimated length – two paragraphs) • Participants: Provide specific identification for the proposed participants for the study. Include a description, the possible number within the population, the proposed location, and the selection procedure. Be specific when identifying the selection process. Then identify how a representative sample will be drawn from the population. (Refer to Chapter 4, pages 89-102, for examples.) (Estimated length – half a page) • Research Design: Determine how to conduct the data collection and the proposed analysis. See page 15 of your textbook. (Estimated length – half a page) • Instrumentation and Data Collection Plans: State the sources and/or instrument(s) proposed to be used to record the data (surveys, interview protocols). Identify the procedure. For a mailed survey, identify steps to be taken in administering and following up the survey to obtain a high response rate. Determine how to specifically conduct the research based on the proposed sample. See page 149 of the textbook. (Estimated length – half a page) 2. Proposed Analysis of the Data. (Estimated length – one to two pages) Identify what results are expected from the sample. Identify how the categories of responses will be determined and analyzed. Address specifically what the proposed results could infer back to the population. Answer the following questions: •What variables will be included in the analyses? • Identify the dependent and independent variables if such a relationship exists. • What is the decision making criteria (e.g., the critical alpha level)? • Will computer software be used in the analysis? If so, identify what will be used. • Explain how to assess the validity of the measurement. • Explain how to measure the reliability of the variables. See page 155 of the textbook. *********please see both attachments**********************
Research Method: Eating Disorder Name:Course:Institution:Instructor:Date:Research MethodsMethodology The method for the proposal is a case study, where the research will look at the nature of eating disorder in the United States. This case study will involve finding out the nature of the problem in the United States. The study will also look at the life patterns of the Americans suffering from an eating disorder, and the impact of attending nutritional counseling and medication on a regular basis. The case study will also investigate how early diagnosis of this disorder plays an important role in the medication and recovery process. The case study will also look at how the victims of eating disorder, especially children and adolescents may be assisted through family therapy. Finally, this case study will involve finding out the benefits of embracing regular medical treatment, and individual therapy in eradicating the prevalence of eating disorder among adolescents and children in the United States. This case study will involve the collection of data from various sources on the prevalence of eating disorder in the United States population. In addition, data on the spread of eating disorder among adolescents and children, as well as, across the genders in the United States will also be considered. The case study will involve gathering information from the learning centers and schools. This is because; schools were identi...