250 words and 2 scholarly references for each.
1) Michael Flaut Jr.
Topic 8 DQ 1 (Obj. 8.1)
In reference to some of the differences between qualitative and quantitative research reports, Sheperis, Young, and Daniels (2017) state, “Qualitative researchers are more interactive, subjective, and participatory than quantitative researchers, and this is evident in the tone and style of writing. Given the qualitative research goals of critiquing and changing problematic social structures, the target audience is often broader than that of quantitative research” (p. 349).
We have examined this topic quite frequently throughout this course. Qualitative and quantitative research reports are very different research tools. One is almost solely based on numbers and the other is not. Qualitative research reports focuses on the root of its name, which is “quality” and involved much more of a hands on approach based on experience and opinions whereas quantitative is rooted in numbers and results-driven data to justify or verify hypotheses and theories of different research studies. Qualitative research involves more personal types of gathering information from participants with interviews, for example. Using interviews is time consuming and includes bias but also provides a more comprehensive, first-hand view of the details of a given research study. Whereas, quantitative research is really more of a numbers game and involves collecting, organizing, and structuring data from a sample pool of participants in hopes of justifying whatever it is the research study is trying to prove.
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Sheperis, C., Young, J. S., & Daniels, M. H. (2017). Counseling research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods (2nd Edition). Boston: Pearson.
2) Paul Hoffman
Topic 8 DQ 2 (Obj. 8.2)
There are a couple of different variables that would be explored in this study. These variables are gang-affiliated resistance and Mexican American families with adolescents. It is important that the researcher first defines gang-affiliated resistance and the culture of Mexican American families. The reason for this is due to the fact that not every person shares the same definition of these variables. What I may believe to be gang-affiliated resistance could very well differ from the family’s definition of gang-affiliation resistance. It is vital that all involved in the research study be on the same page and understands one another. I would ensure culturally relevant and ethical reporting by making sure that I include any limitations and biases that were present throughout the study. In addition, as the researcher, I would make sure that I did all that I could to be culturally competent when going into the study (Sherperis, Young, & Daniels, 2010).
Sheperis, C. J., Young, J. S., & Daniels, M. H. (2010). Counseling research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc
3) Gerlyn Walker
Topic 8 DQ 1 (Obj. 8.1)
Topic 8 DQ1
Qualitative research is the study in the natural setting behaviorist, psychologist reports on their research for observing and documenting the research. The study is not in the form of numbers but the observation of their study. The methods used to conduct qualitative research is by survey, interviews, and observation. The documenting of the information gathered is reported in the language of the subject of the research.
Quantitative research is to study the data on a numerical for of categories, unit measurements, using graph and data. The method to perform quantitative data is a rating scale, data that is yes or no. Statistics are used in Quantitative research. The research is viewed as scientifically objective. Mathematics is used in quantitative research such as testing information with test numbers can be used.
Braun, V. & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77–101.
Minichiello, V. (1990). In-Depth Interviewing: Researching People.Longman Cheshire.
4) John Gallegos
Topic 8 DQ 2 (Obj. 8.2)
Hello Everyone,
The independent variable would be the way the therapeutic group influences the adolescents. This would include the types of interventions and things that are practiced decreasing the chances of the adolescents joining a gang. For example, the reasons for the adolescent joining a gang maybe due to having a broken family, drug use, or wanting a sense of belonging from unmet needs. The dependent variable is the group of Mexican-American adolescents that are being tested. The possible hypothesis could be that family therapy impact Mexican-American adolescent from joining a gang (Holcomb-McCoy, 2000, p.83).
I should start with the processes that is in the text book to write the research report. After making the title and format, I would talk about the abstract which is just a brief of the study. (Sheperis, Young & Daniels, 2017). The study would also include the results, discussion and conclusion. I would incorporate the awareness of the Mexican-American population and identify the problems. I would search for other studies if any or find some statistics on the population joining a gang (Holcomb-McCoy, 2000, p.83). Focusing on the cultural competencies would improve the delivery to the culturally competent research report.
Although there maybe no significance that strengthening family ties has anything to do with the way that Mexican-American adolescents make decisions. The adolescents make their own decisions to war it has nothing to do with who the adolescents associate themselves with.
On the other hand, family therapy increases the bond and connection between families in the Mexican-American culture. Meaning, at the time that adolescent is most vulnerable is possible knowledge of cultural world-view (Holcomb-McCoy, 2000, p.83). Family therapy has impacted adolescents in a way that that gang affiliation in not an option. Having culturally competent skills in working with different clients is important (Holcomb-McCoy, 2000, p.83). The possible intervention was to develop family time after school and work that is strongly recommend by holding eachother accountable for being at home the designated time.
In conclusion, family therapy can positively influence Mexican-American adolescents from joining a gang. The more likely family therapy is part of the Mexican- American family and other families the less likely adolescent is familiar with gang affiliation. Because of the awareness of the Mexican-American culture, the more the counselor understands how to analyze the data (Holcomb-McCoy, 2000).
Holcomb-McCoy, C. C. (2000). Multicultural Counseling Competencies: An Exploratory Factor
Analysis. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development28(2), 83. https://doi-
Sheperis, C., Young, J., & Daniels, M. H. (2017). Counseling research: Quantitative, qualitative,
and mixed methods (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ. Pearson. Retrieved from

Sheperis, Young, and Daniels (2017) state, “Qualitative researchers are more interactive, subjective, and participatory than quantitative researchers

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