Assessment 3: Individual report
Research topic: Parenting style affects the attitude of the child
1) Abstract: 150 wordcount. Need summary of the major components of the report. Provide details of proposed Methodology. Provide explanation of the results.
2) Introduction: Review of background and key theories: Introduction about the parenting style and 4 types of parenting styles. Provide background information on the issue with support from relevant citations. Provide data or statistics on issue provided, such as type of parenting commonly found in Singapore.
3) Introduction: Purpose of research outlined and hypothesis justified: Need the purpose of research and Hypothesis.
The hypothesis will be if a child is raised in a family with authoritative and controlling tendencies, a child has a hard time and a bad attitude in school. And on the other hand, if a child is raised in a democratic upbringing, then a child tend to have a very good attitude in school.
4) Proposed Research Design: Materials used /Participants/ Procedure: Use the Methodology given.
5) Put it as Appendix C: Analysis :Use Thematic analysis. Steps:
- Reading and Familiarisation: Note items of potential interest
- Coding, complete across entire data set
- Searching for themes
- Reviewing themes, producing thematic map
- Defining and naming themes
- Writing final analysis
The Transcription is given (Participant 1 to 7)
6) Results: Create A Bar Chart. Total 4 bars (Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive and Uninvolved parenting style). The bars should be according to the findings from the analysis.
The checklist for Results:
- Is it clear what data were analysed and how the numbers presented in the tables were arrived at?
- Are the data clearly presented and described using appropriate descriptive statistics?
- Are the tables labelled appropriately and readily intelligible?
- Have the data been presented intelligently and well?
- Are the results presented in a logical order?
- Are graphs used sensibly? Are thy correctly formatted and appropriately labelled?
7) Findings/ Discussion: Linkages with previous research: Clearly explains if hypothesis was supported. Refers to previous studies. Considers alternative viewpoints.
8) Findings/ Discussion: Limitations and further research
Limitations of this research and its implications were clearly discussed. Suggestions for further research addresses the gaps in the findings.
9) Conclusion: Very clear summary statement, linking research purpose and results.
10) Clarity of Thought: Usage of supporting evidence
Evidence cited need to be relevant and support viewpoints. Viewpoints need to be clear, coherent, and well developed with good linkages to hypothesis and relevant research.
11) Clarity of Thought: Writing conventions: Need 2000 wordcount. Paragraphing needs attention.
12) Citations and Referencing: APA Format: Need a proper APA style format.
13) Appendices: Create a simple Informed consent form, put it as Appendix A. Lists of questions is given, put it as Appendix B. The transcriptions (Participant 1 to 7) is given, put it as Appendix C.
Refer to the study guide page number 64 to 66 for information.