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In this unit we will examine the differences between quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in research. We will also examine two particular studies, one on Immunization and another on Psychology, in order to see why the proper methodology and ethics while researching is important. You will also get the chance to find a study on your own to read and discuss with your instructor.
This unit requires the following resources for reading:
Methodology: PDF / PowerPoint http://my.uopeople.edu/pluginfile.php/123476/mod_book/chapter/92495/ENGL1102.U3.Brief%20Methods.JS.pptx
An article on an Immunization study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136032/
A review of the Stanford Prison study here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14564182
A study or an article about a study of your own choosing.
LEARNING JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT QUESTION
You were asked to find your own study to examine this week. For your Learning Journal, you are to fill out the following form. Remember, use complete sentences and proper APA In-Text Citation and References. This will help you with your critical reading skills and your ability to research.
Answer the following questions in complete sentences, as provided for use by Cumbria University:
1. What is the title of the text and what is the text about?
2. What is the author’s view? How do I know?
3. What is the evidence presented by the author to support ideas?
4. Is the evidence valid? How do I know?
5. Is the evidence relevant? How do I know?
6. Have I heard/read anything similar or dissimilar? What was it?
7. Do I agree or disagree with the views expressed by the author? Why?
8. Discuss either the Immunization study or the Stanford Prison study. Which of the studies you felt led to the most harm and what you think could have been done by the scientists, the media, and the public to avoid or fix the harms caused.
Remember: If you use a quote or paraphrase, you need to give the proper APA citations and references.
Your instructor will use the following rubric to grade your Learning Journal:
Aspect 1: Did the student fill out all of the questions fully?
Aspect 2: Did the answers tell you what you wanted to know about the study the student read? How effective are the answers in showing points of view and subject?
Aspect 3: How would you rate the answers for originality? Are they mostly original answers without a lot of quotations or paraphrase?
Aspect 4: How clear were the answers to you? Could you read them easily? Did the student make his or her view point known? This can include items like spelling and grammar as well as the overall flow of the answers.
Aspect 5: If needed, were proper APA Citations and References used? Give at least 1-2 sentences of feedback here.