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This week is only about the qualitative scenario. Repost, or build on or refine as needed, your qualitative scenario using the following headings and according to the italicized instructions given for each element:
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 interpretation of results.
Qualitative Research Design: Identify a specific qualitative research design. Do not use broad terms, such as descriptive design, exploratory design, hermeneutics, lived experience, and so on. Briefly describe how the selected design fits your scenario.
Qualitative Sampling Strategy: Be specific.
Sampling Criteria: Identify specific eligibility criteria for your sample, and briefly defend the need for the eligibility criteria.
Sources of Data: Identify specific sources of data needed to answer your research question, briefly describe how you would access the sources (e.g., recruitment of participants, artifact availability, and access), and briefly discuss potential access issues.
Qualitative Data Collection Method: Be specific.
Program of Study: Forensic Psychology.
Social problem: Domestic violence is a critical issue in the United States. Research indicates that over 10 million Americans experience domestic violence every year (Huecker et al, 2022). Domestic violence includes psychological, emotional, sexual, physical, and economic abuse of adults, children, or elders. Several factors,including some forms of mental health illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia contribute to domestic violence.
Quantitative research problem: Although many studies have looked at the connection between mental health and domestic violence, little is known of the association between the severity of domestic violence and domains of mental health.
Quantitative research purpose: The purpose of this research is to determine the association between the severity of domestic violence and domains of mental health such as subjective well-being, functioning, and risk to others.
Quantitative research question: To what extent do domains of mental health such as subjective well-being, symptoms, functioning, and risk to self or others contribute to the severity of domestic violence?
Theory or conceptual framework: Exosystem Factor Theory. According to this theory, life stressors or life events can serve as predictors of domestic violence (Hyde-Nolan & Juliao, 2012). However, life stressors result in domestic violence when other specific factors exist these include social isolation, low marital satisfaction, and most importantly, mental health illness. This theory will provide a phenomenon for understanding the above-mentioned social problem and interpreting research results.
Qualitative research problem: According to Voth & Edmond (2018), some mental illnesses such as schizophrenia can affect one’s thinking and can bring hallucinations which can then affect their actions leading to violence. There is a significant amount of research exploring how mental health illnesses contribute to domestic violence. However, few researchers have explored the relationship between specific mental health factors such as childhood trauma, long-term stress, and economic issues and domestic violence.
Qualitative research purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the relationship between specific mental health factors such as childhood trauma, long-term stress, and economic issues and domestic violence.
Qualitative research question: How do mental health factors, such as childhood trauma, long-term stress, and economic issues contribute to domestic violence?
Theory or conceptual framework: Same as quantitative.
Huecker, M. R., King, K. C., Jordam, G. A., & Smock, W. (2022).Domestic Violence. StatPearls [Internet].
Hyde-Nolan, M. E., & Juliao, T. (2012). Theoretical basis for family violence. Family violence: What health care providers need to know, 5-16.
Voth Schrag, R. J., & Edmond, T. E. (2018). Intimate partner violence, trauma, and mental health need among female community college students. Journal of American college health, 66(7), 702-711.