Discussion 2: Generalizing Study ResultsGeneralizability is the extent to which research findings from your sample population can be applicable to a larger population. There are many best practices for ensuring generalizability. Two of those are making sure the sample is as much like the population as possible and making sure that the sample size is large enough to mitigate the chance of differences within the population. For this Discussion, read the case study titled “Social Work Research: Program Evaluation” and consider how the particular study results can be generalizable.By Day 5Post your explanation of who the sample is. Also explain steps researchers took to ensure generalizability. Be sure to discuss how the study results could possibly be generalizable. Please use the resources to support your answer. Melissa Armstrong RE: Discussion 2 – Week 5COLLAPSEThe VideoThe pre-test/post-test was another research method that contributed to the validity of the research. Pre-test showed where the participants stood at the beginning of the research, and the post-test measured the progress that was made by the end of the research. I do not believe that attrition was considered initially. The social workers in the video were too confused about their next set of actions after they were forced to drop Mr. Hernandez (Laureate Education, 2013). Attrition, only then, became a factor. Attrition is a strong potential in a research study and must be considered in advance. Research MethodThe research method that I would recommend is a quasi-experimental design. Quasi-experimental design is an empirical interventional study used to estimate the causal impact of an intervention on a target population without random assignment (Yegidis, Weinbach & Myers, 2018). Funding depends on the validity of the research study. The more effective this program is to individuals and families, the more funding the program will receive. Due to the topic of the group and the reason for the research study, internal validity does not need to be manipulated. Attrition affects the effectiveness of the study which is the determining factor of funding.Measurement over TimeThe study should involve measurement over time. Measurement over time offers stability and validity to the research, making the conclusion concrete. There would be a control group. A control group is compared to the experimental group but does not receive the test variable. This research method is used to find answers within the experiment. This method accounts for the reliability of the research as well. Research DesignIn this group research design that I imagine, two groups will be measured. This research method will measure the control group which will be the individuals that have not met the attendance requirements and then the experimental group, which will be the individuals that have successfully completed the program. This research method will measure the effectiveness of the program in terms of reduction of undesired behaviors and attrition for the group that was partially observed. LimitationsLimitations in terms of generalizability and internal validity that I anticipate based on the research plan that I envision include many individuals that will not complete the program or not be available for post-testing. This alters the validity of the study as well as the conclusion.AttritionPertaining to the client drop out, I can tell the social worker that attrition is inevitable and should be expected and accounted for early in the research process. Individuals not completing the research study or not being available for a post-test is an often occurrence and should be expected by the researcher. Adding attrition into the results is beneficial to the study by helping to maintain stability.No Control GroupIf there is no control group, the research design that could answer the question, is this parent training class effective in reducing abusive parenting practices, is the pre-experimental design. The pre-experimental design studies a single group meaning no control group nor comparison involved in this research design (Yegidis, Weinbach & Myers, 2018).Thoughts…1 Attrition would certainly impact the external validity of a study — would it impact the study’s internal validity as well?
Discussion 2: Generalizing Study ResultsGeneralizability is the extent to which research findings from your sample population can be applicable to a larger population. There are many best practices fo
Give us your instructions.
Select the type of service you need: writing, calculations, or programming. We’ve created an intuitive order form that tells you what information to enter and where, so make sure to fill out each required field. Also, make your requirements as specific as possible. Don’t rush! Take your time and explain everything in detail how it works.
Proceed to checkout and enter your credit card details or PayPal login, how to pay. Follow the payment provider’s instructions to confirm the transaction.
Now your order is in our system! We’ll start processing it right away.
Place Your Order
Frequently asked questions
Is your service confidential?
When you place an order with our company, we ask you to provide us with such personal information as your name, phone number, and email address. We need this data to keep you updated on the important things related to your order or account.
Is there a possibility of plagiarism in my completed order?
We complete each paper from scratch and in order to make you feel safe regarding its authenticity, we check it for plagiarism before its delivery. To do that, we use our in-house software, which can find not only copy-pasted fragments but even paraphrased pieces of text. Unlike popular plagiarism detection systems that are used by most universities (e.g. Turnitin.com), we do not report to any public databases—therefore, such checking is safe.
We provide a plagiarism-free guarantee that ensures your paper is always checked for its uniqueness.
Is there a money-back guarantee? If yes, how can I receive a refund?
You can certainly get your money back in several cases. You can receive a full refund if you have paid for your order twice or if you have placed two identical orders. In case your paper was late or the quality of the paper does not correspond to your expectations, you will get compensation for these issues.
Do you keep a database of pre-written essays?
No, we do not have such a database. All papers you order from us are written from scratch. This means your paper is unique and has never been published before—neither will it be published after we deliver it to you.
When will my custom paper be done?
While placing an order with WritersHub, you can choose a period of time within which a paper should be delivered to you. The countdown until the specified deadline starts automatically from the moment we receive your payment in our system. For example, if you pay for your order at 6pm on Monday and choose a 3-day delivery option, you will receive your custom paper by 6pm on Thursday.
Remember that a writer needs a sufficient amount of time in order to conduct thorough research. Therefore, please choose the most suitable deadline when you place an order. Moreover, the later you need your paper to be delivered to you, the cheaper it will be. Thus, you will be able to save your money while your writer will have enough time to work on your order and ensure its quality.
Make sure you upload all the additional materials at the very beginning. If you fail to do that, the deadline for your order will be postponed as well.
I haven’t received my custom paper by the deadline. What should I do?
Let us know immediately about that. You can do it by writing a message on Facebook or email us. Our support manager will carefully examine your order and will assist you with it right away. The reasons for late delivery may vary from time to time. It can happen that you have entered a wrong email address or your spam filter does not allow you to receive emails from us. It is also possible that the writer is waiting for your reply and can not continue working without your assistance, or we are checking the work for plagiarism. Whatever the case may be, contact us if you have any problems with getting your order on time.