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Developmental Research 1 PSYCH610 Version 1 Developmental Research PSYCH 610 Jamie Howe Jessica Keith April Schwabe and Kathryn Steward May 11 2015 Dr Washington Developmental Research PSYCH610 Version 1 University of Phoenix Material Developmental Research Imagine that your Learning Team has received funding to study changes in sexual attitudes over time Your task is to design a developmental research study to investigate this issue Your team will outline one of the following crosssectional study longitudinal study or sequential study Identify which type of design your team decided to use and explain why you decided on this method Complete the table below and submit it to your instructor Type of design longitudinal or sequential and rational for selecting this type of design Team G will be using the Cross sectional design To be able to trim down the time and mortality rate in developmental design evaluating varied ages at the same point of time rather than utilizing the same groups over a long period is highly encouraged These individuals represent different eras namely 2010 2011 2012 and 2013 Thus representing various ages such as 18 25 30 and 35 years old Propose a research hypothesis and a null hypothesis Who will your participants be How will you recruit them What concerns do you have in selecting your participants How do you know your participants are representative of the population The participants used will range between the ages of 18 35 years of age The researcher must think carefully about the population that will be included in the study and how to sample that population Any errors in sampling can easily be avoided when the process is planned carefully by the researcher It is important that the researcher find out where the participants subside and not just in urban areas but also in rural areas as well Describe the research method What will you do What instruments will you use to measure sexual attitudes Identify your independent and dependent variables Sex is the independent variable while the measures of sexual attitudes and behaviors are the dependent variables How will you analyze your data Propose at least one statistical test that you might use The data gathered was meticulously analyzed and interpreted to be able to verify the possible effects of sex as independent variables towards the dependent variables namely sexual behavior and sexual attitudes Statistical test that could be used is the ttest Imagine that your results are consistent with your research hypothesis What does this mean How might this information be helpful to others Developmental Research 3 PSYCH610 Version 1 References Jean M Twenge R A 2014 December Changes in American Adults Sexual Behavior and Attitudes New York New York Springer Science and Business Media Molina L 1999 Human sexuality Retrieved from California State University Northridge httpWWWcsuneduvcpsyOOhstudentssexualhtm
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