Choose 1 of the 6 dissertations listed in the Required Readings list.
Quantitative Descriptive (non-experimental) Survey Design
Berry, J. W. (2016). Burnout, autonomy, and job satisfaction in full-time public community college faculty members: A regional survey and analysis. The University of North Dakota. Published Dissertation (ProQuest).
Craighead, A. (2017). A descriptive survey of advanced practice registered nurses preparedness for treating geriatric depression. The University of Arizona. Published Dissertation (ProQuest).
Lamb, L. C. (2010). Values and health care: The relationship between uninsured and insured status pursuant to the Rokeach value survey. Nova Southeastern University. Published Dissertation (ProQuest).
Quantitative Descriptive (non-experimental) Retrospective Design
Del Gazio, A. L. (2010). An analysis of the relationships among trauma, posttraumatic stress, health risk behaviors, and physical health using the National Comorbidity survey replication data. University of South Dakota. Published Dissertation (ProQuest).
Karimi E., Asl, M. M. J. (2014). Exploration of racial and ethnic disparities in health care transition and quality for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Analysis of 2009-2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. TUI University. Published Dissertation (ProQuest).
Lawhorn. J. C. (2019). Exploring parental resilience and the Autism Spectrum Disorder using the 2011 National Survey of Childrens Health. Texas Womans University. Published Dissertation (ProQuest).
Evaluate the selected study according to methodological expectations for this type of research in a 5- to 7-page paper that answers the following questions, using your own evaluation and critical thinking:
- Discuss a minimum of 5 ways a Descriptive (non-experimental) Research method was appropriate for investigating the construct(s) or variable(s) of interest.
- After reading the Data Collection Procedures information, evaluate and summarize two or more strengths, two or more weaknesses, and two or more opportunities for improvement.
- After reviewing the survey instrument (or instruments) used in the study, comment about the appropriateness of the instrument(s) in representing the construct(s) or variable(s) of interest. Be sure to include details related to validity, reliability, and practicality.
Assessment and Grading: Paper should be 5 – 7 pages.
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