- In this week’s discussion, you will be an agent for positive social change and describe a study you would like to conduct that could improve people’s lives. In your post, do not worry about accurately describing the design or methodology of your study; focus instead on what you would like to learn more about and what kinds of participants you would include in your study. Here is an example of the beginning of a discussion post describing a study and its participants:
I would like to conduct a study that examines the characteristics that contribute to adolescent texting while driving. My participants would be adolescents who are of driving age, male or female, anywhere in the United States, any culture, any socioeconomic level.
The rest of the post would include a description of an ethical consideration and the positive social change implications of the study.
Briefly describe the study you would like to conduct, including the characteristics of the participants in your sample (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, any special characteristics such as disability, sexual orientation, employment or education). Describe the ethical guideline you identified and explain why the guideline is necessary to consider as part of your study. Finally, explain how your study would contribute to positive social change. Be specific.
Support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and any additional sources you identify using both in-text citations and references. It is strongly recommended that you include proper APA format and citations.