Formulating quantitative and qualitative research question | SOCW 6301 – Social Work Practice Research I | Walden University

  

According to Creswell (2009), quantitative research is a “means for testing objective theories by examining the relationship among variables that can be measured and analyzed using statistical procedures.” Qualitative research, Creswell posits, is a “means for exploring and understanding the meaning individuals or groups ascribe to social or human problems.”

Consider the phenomenon of pain. Ethics committees and institutional review boards do not allow researchers to inflict equal doses of pain on subjects to examine their physiological response. In quantitative research, pain can be measured physiologically by blood pressure, changes in blood chemistry, muscle contractions, and pain scales (which are still subjective, but at least quantifiable). Researchers using a qualitative perspective may ask participants about their experience of being in physical pain, whether being in pain has changed them in any way, or what they have learned from experiencing physical pain.

For this Assignment, consider differences in how you might frame a research question in order to explore it using quantitative or qualitative research methods.

Submit a 3-page paper 

Design a quantitative research question related to this problem and a qualitative research question related to the same problem. Please use the resources to support your answer.

Question 1- What is the effect of a bystander in a potential reduction of number of sexual assault?

Question 2 – The effect and impact of the society on rape culture and the effect of educating boys on the right social norm.

RESOURCES

Crooks, R., & Baur, K. (2014). Our Sexuality (12. utg.). Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.

Ellsberg, M., Ullman, C., Blackwell, A., Hill, A., & Contreras, M. (2018). What works to prevent adolescent intimate partner and sexual violence? A global review of best practices. In Adolescent Dating Violence (pp. 381-414). Academic Press.

Frankfort-Nachmias, C. (1992). Nachmias. D. Research methods in the social sciences. London: Edward Arnold.

Lindhorst, T., Casey, E., & Meyers, M. (2010). Frontline worker responses to domestic violence disclosure in public welfare offices. Social work, 55(3), 235-243.

Miller, E., Tancredi, D. J., McCauley, H. L., Decker, M. R., Virata, M. C. D., Anderson, H. A., . . . Silverman, J. G. (2012a). “Coaching boys into men”: A cluster-randomized controlled trial of a dating violence prevention program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(5), 431-438.

Plummer, S. B., Makris, S., Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. (PDF).

Scribner, R. A., Theall, K., Mason, K. E., Simonsen, N. R., Schneider, S. K., Towvim, L. G., & DeJong, W. (2011). Alcohol prevention on college campuses: The moderating effect of the alcohol environment on the effectiveness of social norms marketing campaigns. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 72(2), 232-239.

Yegidis, B. L., Weinbach, R. W., & Myers, L. L. (2018). Research methods for social workers. Pearson

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