Assignment: The Research Questions
If you choose to have an optional conference with the instructor, be sure to have both the qualitative and quantitative project guides (linked in Resources) handy for reference. Reminder: Mixed-methods questions, meta-analysis, and single-case-study designs are unacceptable for the integrative project. Please refer to your instructor’s Faculty Expectation Message for additional details on preferred methods of communication.
- Submit a copy of your research question. For quantitative research questions, include your hypothesis or hypotheses.
- Be sure to phrase the research question in the form of a question.
- Identify the research question as qualitative or quantitative.
- Identify three peer-reviewed sources that support the need to investigate the RQ.
- In three sentences or fewer, explain how this inquiry is original and how it will advance the scientific knowledge base.
- Post your proposed research question (RQ) in one or two interrogatives. Identify whether it is a qualitative or a quantitative question.
In this assignment, you are able to connect the concepts of reinforcement to a real example of a mom and her children, which allows you to see how a highly effective reinforcer (the token economy) can still fail when not individualized.
Consider the following scenario:
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A mother is trying to increase the amount of peas that her two children eat. She uses a sticker chart to monitor the amount of peas they are consuming and rewards them based on the number of stickers they have earned at the end of the week. The mother has found that this works for one child, but not the other.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the following:
- Identify the behavior the mother is trying to reinforce.
- Identify the possible functions of the behaviors.
- Identify the method of reinforcement being used.
- Explain possible reasons for this method working for one child but not the other.
- Propose and outline three ideas that may work to increase pea consumption for the children, and include one method that uses negative reinforcement.