Hypothetical Research Designs on Anorexia Nervosa

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There are several research methods and designs available to researchers. With all these options, researchers must stay focused as they collect, and analyze the information as the information needs to be presented in a format that ismindfullofo the audience it is presented to. This paper describes the tow design methods that will be employed in my hypothetical research. Hypothetical Research Designs Anorexia nervosa is a severe eating disorder with psychological roots. This disorder affects both men and women, but most of the patients come from the latter group. At the heart of this problem is the individual’s preoccupation with losing weight because he or she has a mistaken belief of being overweight. To note, society promotes ideals of beauty through the media. As such, many people have the mistaken belief that they must weight in the same way that print or television models do. As a result, this can lead to obsession for some women that ultimately leads to eating disorders. Therefore, a person with anorexia nervosa has a low weight, due to an intense preoccupation with body weight, either because he or she is afraid of becoming fat or because he or she doggedly pursues thinness (Ahren, et al. 2012). While being thin is not necessarily the problem, being too thin leads to a condition where the body does not receive the proper nutrients it needs for sustainability. As such, vital organs and systems start to function until such time that they collapse. Without intervention at the right time, the patient suffering from anorexia nervosa could eventually become a fatality. Amidst this background, the paper presents two hypothetical research designs on anorexia nervosa. The first will use qualitative inquiry while the ... ... middle of paper ... ...i, A. et al. (2007). Epidemiology and course of anorexia nervosa in the community. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164 (8), 1259-1265. Leong, F.T.L. & Austin, J.T. (2006). The psychology research handbook: A guide for graduate students and research assistants. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. Lester, S. (1999). An introduction to phenomenological research. Taunton: Stan Lester. National Institute of Mental Health. (2011). Most teens with eating disorders go without treatment. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science- news/2011/most-teens-with-eating-disorders-go-without-treatment.shtml National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH). (2004). Eating disorders: Core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related eating disorders. Retrieved from http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG9FullGuideline.pdf

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