Psy-5107: week 2 – assignment: critique descriptive/observational

Category: Psychology

Instructions

Select one of the descriptive/observational approaches to research that you read about this week. Then, prepare a written assessment to discuss how you might use this approach to explore your chosen topic of interest.

Be sure to address the following:

  • Why did you select this method?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach?
  • Is this approach more aligned with a qualitative or a quantitative approach to research, and why? 

Next, identify and explain at least one other descriptive/observational approach you might consider using when researching your topic further and describe the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. Determine whether it is more in line with a qualitative or a quantitative approach to research, and then explain why.

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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