I’m studying and need help with a Social Science question to help me learn.
Respond by Day 5 to a colleague’s post by suggesting how their qualitative research may benefit evidence-based practice. Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer. RESPONSE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE LONG!
Since little is known about the subject (Yegedis, Weinbach & Myers, p. 127) I would begin formulating research questions that lead to a qualitative approach by stating first what the purpose of the study is.I would then decide if I wanted to research how something is happening or what has already happened as the questions that lead to a qualitative approach.
I would reframe my week four question research question in a way that lends itself to a qualitative approach by asking the following question: What challenges do children encounter who are raised by same-sex couples? The intention for asking this question would be to compare the quality of life between children who are raised with heterosexual couples with children who are raised with homosexual couples. I would then venture to explore if the children treat their parents of the heterosexual nature different from parents of a homosexual nature. I would continue to explore an investigation of how heterosexual couples raise their children similarly or differently from homosexual couples and what are the behavior traits of those children from each household.
I chose my question because of the observations that have been witnessed of the prevalent number of same-sex couples who have decided to integrate children into their marriage. The growing number of states that have allowed same-sex couples may need information to give to same sex couples on how to raise healthy minded children in a predominantly heterosexual society. I believe that it would be to the advantage of same-sex couples to learn what challenges may come with the territory of raising children in a heterosexual society.
I believe that oral histories would be a good way to collect data because it seems to offer more authenticity and first hand eyewitness accounts and experiences. Also, in-person interviews would be just as effective, in that individuals can share their emotion and point of views directly involving the subject at hand(Yegedis,et al.).
Weinbach, R. W., & Myers, L. L. (2018). Research methods for social workers (8th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.