Assignment: Conducting Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Review the Interactive Learning Communityâ€™s Community Center and High School in this weekâ€™s Learning Resources. Consider the demographics present in the New Harbor High School. Then consider how you could apply research methods to increasing participation in marriage and relationship education programs to one of the largest disadvantaged and/or ethnically diverse families in the community. Use the data from the High School, to choose a population. Finally, consider the measurement and data collection methods presented in the course text and how they could be applied to this issue.
The Assignment (2â€“3 pages)
Identify the disadvantaged and/or ethnically diverse population you have chosen in this weekâ€™s Interactive Learning Community and why you choose that population to focus on.
Explain how, as a researcher, you would increase participation of your chosen disadvantaged and/or ethnically diverse populations in marriage and relationship education programs based on their needs.
The combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to provide more valid, reliable, and generalizable results in research is known as â€œMixed Methodsâ€ Research. Explain the types of quantitative measures (detailed in this weekâ€™s readings) and qualitative data collection methods (detailed in Week 4â€™s readings) you would employ to obtain more valid, reliable and generalizable results for a program evaluation of the marriage and relationship education programs.