Briefly describe the social problem or phenomenon of interest. Typically, this can be done in 3 or fewer sentences.
Week 4 Discussion:
Program of Study: Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology – Self Design program.
Social Problem: Historically, slaves suffered significant trauma, which was carried forward through successive generations. Over the past decade, we have seen a new surge of significant and blatant disregard for the trauma inflicted on the African American community. There has been no significant research or analysis into addressing cultural trauma and the effects of posttraumatic slave syndrome (Vil, Vil, & Fairfax, 2019) continued effect on the African Americans’ social and psychological difficulties in the United States. American society, overall, continues to ignore the effects of the way society still marginalize its African American community.
Quantitative Research Problem: There has been no scholarly documentation of the number of families affected by generational slave trauma and its impact on the next generation of African Americans’ acceptance into this society.
Quantitative Research Purpose: The purpose of this study is to use a quantitative style and methodology to deduct a more logical way to test and confirm the impact of trauma on the next generation of African Americans.
Quantitative Research Question: How does addressing the impact of the posttraumatic slave syndrome reduces the damage to the next generation of African Americans.
Qualitative Research Problem: There has been no scholarly research done that identifies the various levels of posttraumatic slave syndrome in prior generations of African Americans.
Qualitative Research Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the posttraumatic slave syndrome responses of a past generation of African Americans and how this trauma is affecting the current generation’s daily interaction in society.
Qualitative Research Question: How does the new generation of African Americans respond to generational trauma from slavery when societal marginalization stemming from slavery continues.
Quantitative Research Designs
Quantitative research designs may involve different research approaches. These research approaches are termed quantitative research design concepts. The relationship between variables is critical in developing quantitative research design concepts—experimental research concept factors in the manipulation of independent variables across two groups. For example, the research may consider age factors in clustering sample populations (Baker, 2017). Quasi-experimental research designs consider the natural occurrence of manipulation of independent variables.
Through quantitative research designs, the research purpose will be to measure the hypothesis linked to the research problem. The quantitative research design will adopt a descriptive design concept (Nelson, Keilhofner, & Taylor, 2017).
Week 4 Discussion
Applying a Qualitative Research Design to a Research Scenario
Creswell and Creswell (2018) provide an overview of qualitative research designs in Chapter 1 (pages 13–14) and other aspects of qualitative research in Chapter 9.
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Program of Study: Identify your specific program of study and, if applicable, your concentration area.
Social Problem: Briefly describe the social problem or phenomenon of interest. Typically, this can be done in 3 or fewer sentences.
Qualitative Research Problem: Complete the following sentence: The scholarly community does not know…
Qualitative Research Purpose: Typically, this is a 1-sentence statement addressed by completing the following sentence: The purpose of this qualitative study is…
Qualitative Research Question: Typically, this is a 1-sentence question unless you have more than one research question.
Theory or Conceptual Framework: Identify a specific psychological or sociological theory or specific aspects of a conceptual framework that guides the scenario. Briefly describe how the specific theory or conceptual framework guides your research question and will aid in the interpretation of results.