Week 7 Discussion: Coming Full Circle on Research
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Section 7; Integrative Questions for Section 7
Minimum of 1 scholarly source
Initial Post Instructions
Research is fundamental in the social sciences. A common data collection method is the survey. Let’s look at the survey as a social scientist.
Navigate to the Chamberlain portal. At the student portal, enter your DSI# and the password used to log in to the student portal and navigate to the End of Course Evaluations and Student Satisfaction Survey directly from the home page. Locate the Quick Links section on the left side of the home page, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the link for Surveys. Now, let’s discuss the merits and flaws of this survey instrument.
For the initial post, address the following:
Which questions would you add?
Which would you delete?
What questions would you change?
What questions would you keep the same?
How are survey questions important to the interviewer and the subject being researched?
Why is it important to ask the appropriate questions that are relative and will be effective?
As we discuss these initial discussion questions, please begin thinking about the questions you will be asking for the interview assignment this week and their importance to you as you explore the experiences of others in the helping professions.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references
Manage Discussion Entry
Creating surveys and doing sociological research is harder than you might think. Take a look at this article and choose one research method. Outline how you would create a research instrument for a topic covered in this class. Is it harder than you think?
Passmore C, Dobbie AE, Parchman M, et al. Guidelines for constructing a survey. Fam Med 2002;34:281-6.
You may start posting on this thread for credit starting on the Sunday of Week 7.
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