This week is only about the quantitative scenario. Repost, or build on or refine as needed, your quantitative 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.
Quantitative Research Problem: Complete the following sentence: The scholarly community does not know…
Quantitative Research Purpose: Typically, this is a 1-sentence statement addressed by completing the following sentence: The purpose of this quantitative study is…
Quantitative 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.
Quantitative Research Design: Identify a specific quantitative research design. Do not use broad terms, such as survey design, cohort design, longitudinal design, causal-comparative design, cross-sectional design, and so on. Briefly describe how the selected design fits your scenario.
Quantitative Sampling Strategy: Be specific.
Quantitative Data Collection Method: Be specific.
Variables: Briefly describe each of your variables to include their range of measured values, level of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio), and identification as either an independent or dependent variable.
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: The scholarly community does not know the extent to which mental health illnesses contribute to domestic violence
Quantitative Research Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study is to determine the extent to which mental health illnesses contribute to domestic violence.
Quantitative Research Question: To what extent is mental illness a contributing factor to 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 ones thinking and can bring hallucination which can then affect their actions leading to violence.
Qualitative Research Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore how mental health illnesses contribute to domestic violence.
Qualitative Research Question: How does mental health illness contributes to domestic violence?
Theory or Conceptual Framework: Same as quantitative