Qualitative Research In Social Work

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As social workers there will be numerous times in which one must do research on a certain topic or case they are working on. When conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, there is a logical sequence of events; both types articulating a clear problem statement must precede all other tasks (Yegidis, Weinbach, & Myers, 2012, p. 55). If one does not have a clear problem statement, then the results may not be exactly what one is looking to achieve. Time is a precious entity, whether you are a client, researcher, social worker, whatever the case; one must a clear research problem so that time is not wasted on other aspects that have nothing to do with the end result. Conducting research can be an intense process, in using the proper…show more content…
As a typical college student, Talia does partake in drinking parties, she does not use drugs, though has used marijuana a few times in her life (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2104, p. 11). After going to a house party, Talia was approached by a gentleman named Eric, who was taking advantage of the fact that she was intoxicated. Eric ended up raping Talia leaving her with sleepless nights, anxiety, and sadness. What provokes those whom wish to sexually assault victims? Are there drugs around or is it the setting? As a researcher this would be some of the questions that would come to mind in hopes to prevent or understand such…show more content…
In regards to qualitative research this type of research gives emphasis on the value of looking on variables in their natural setting where they are commonly found (OCCUPYTHEORY. website, 2014, para. 2). In relation to the case of Talia the qualitative question that I would research is, “How do perpetrators who perform sexual assaults while on illegal substances feel about their victims once they have been convicted of their crime? As a researcher it would be interesting to see if the rapists have some kind of remorse towards their victims once they no longer had the alcohol or illegal substance in their system. Was the sexual assault done out of revenge or just a random act on a Friday night? In trying to find this information the researcher would possibly stick with interviewing convicted rapists to question them on their feelings. In doing researching the qualitative question, the social worker will be able to have a better understanding of how the sexual assault affects the perpetrator after the
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