The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to the basic methods of empirical inquiry in the social sciences. It provides students with training in both qualitative and quantitative methods to help their design and develop a research project appropriate for their disciplinary (“Elderly Drug Addiction.”)
Submit your Critical Analysis for the David de Vaus text (Research Design in Social Research) using persuasive writing and following the Critical Analysis Guidelines, read the following section in the book.
Part I: What IS RESEARCH DESIGN (CHAPTER 1-3)
Part II: Experimental Design (Chapter 4-6)
Part IV: CROSS-SECTIONAL DESIGNS (Chapter10-12)
PART V: CASE STUDY DESIGNS (Chapter 13-15)
Although the critical analysis focus should follow the format provided, you should concentrate on the book while reflecting on its applicability in the research of elderly addiction.
This paper should be a minimum of 8 pages in length. Make sure you incorporate your discipline (“Elderly Drug Addiction”) through the paper’s design. In Regards to your Critical Analysis papers for this Module, you should be critically analyzing the selected chapters from Vaus’ text. An excellent example of critical analysis would be an academic book review. You can find plenty of those online. Just go to the database JSTOR and do an advanced search on a book and you should find academic book reviews (I am pretty sure you will find a few on this book!) If you do read and use some of the thoughts from an academic book review, you need to cite it, just as you would an article in a journal.