Able to collect data from a large number of respondents. | Respondents may not feel encouraged to provide accurate, honest answers. If respondents choose not to answer to a question and some do cooperate it may affect the data collected, the survey could then be bias. Some people may not answer the survey/questions as they feel it may present them in a way they may feel uncomfortable with. | Questionnaires | It is practical.
This essay will evaluate how a psychologist and a member of the public might each reach conclusions or form matters of opinion of which they ‘feel certain’ and how the meanings attached to what they ‘know’ might be different. Introduction 3: This essay will aim to draw comparisons between the way in which Psychologists gain knowledge and the methods which are used to gain knowledge by the general, or lay, public. The essay will begin by detailing the methods used by psychologists for knowledge acquisition, known as the scientific method, followed by the various methods of belief fixation used by the lay public, such as tenacity, authority and pure reason. It will then go on to make detailed comparisons
(b) Should legislation and codes of practice not be followed possible consequences could be:- Individuals: Would not receive the care in a person-centred way. This in turn could have a detrimental effect on their well-being, self-esteem and their dignity. Social Care Worker: It is a legal requirement to implement policies and procedures in accordance with legislation and is part of contractual agreements to work. The consequences of not following procedures can affect just one individual or an entire team of social workers. (c) Inclusive Practice: This can demonstrate, that although we are all unique and have different needs, we are not
The control group and experimental group will be compared to see if there is a statically significant difference. If there is a difference, it is due to the independent variable and the hypothesis has been proven correct or incorrect, depending on what the results show. At the end of an experiment, the study will be written up according to APA standards and will be submitted for peer review. By publishing the study other psychologists may replicate it. If the same results are found again, credibility will be added to the study.
Also this can rule out fluke answers which can be ignored. This is then why sociologists like to use questionnaires when conducting research. Questionnaires pose fewer ethical issues than other research methods. With questionnaires some intrusive questions may be asked but it is under the respondent’s choice whether they want to answer that specific question or not. There should be guaranteed anomity so they know that anything that is answered will not be brought back to them as the questionnaire is anonymous.
One reason a valid experiment may produce null results is a. the range of levels in the independent variable was insufficient to show an effect. b. the dependent variable reflects a broad range of performance. c. that the experiment is conducted in an environment that is too difficult. d. that reactivity occurs in the participants (e.g., they adopt the role of “good behavior”). 7.
Any arrests outside of the state would not be included as the date of failure. An additional limitation of the study is that it is possible that the relationship between drug treatment and reduced recidivism is due to unmeasured and unknown variables predicting both. The final limitation is that the research does not differentiate between in-program recidivism and post-program recidivism. Be able to differentiate between the two is necessary because of the probability that subjects behave differently when being directly supervised by the court. Despite the limitations found in the BCDTC, the findings of the research proved that subjects who participated in the DTC were less likely to be rearrested than the control group.
Quantitative studies involves logical reasoning or making specific predictions from sources and testing theories. As an example, participants in an experiment might randomly assign one of several students a specific treatment for ADHD. On the other hand, another group might not receive any treatment. Quantitative research will show measureable differences that wasn’t present before treatment between the two groups. The research will determine that the experiment influence caused the difference to occur.
To and anthropologist diversity is provided as reference and it helps understand any aspect in a community. If we want to know what is to be human beings we have to study the subfields of anthropology, which are socio- cultural, biological, archeology, and linguistic anthropology. Here in North America cultural anthropology is the largest branch practiced. Cultural anthropology studies the evolution of a culture. Cultural anthropologists use the ethnographic method to study humans; they interview people and observe then in their everyday life, they also compare their findings with those of other societies.
This in return can create barriers, or a misconception of individual behaviour that does not fall into that category defined as “normal.” Therefore in conclusion this could lead to wrong assumptions or even an incorrect diagnosis being made based solely on what “society” constitutes as normal behaviour. However on the other hand, there does need to be a framework that will measure or monitor individual behaviour, in order to identify and treat any behaviour which may be deemed as abnormal. For this reason it would assist those individuals that may be a risk to themselves, or even the wider community. Statistical Infrequent: Is defined as any behaviour and psychological functioning that is statistically infrequent, this is then viewed as abnormal. Behaviour such as removing personal clothing in a public place isn’t something most people would normally do.