Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Out" Marriage Among Gay Jews

The article linked below discusses the romantic partnerships of gay jews. Its specific focus is on how often they are going outside of their faith to find a mate. Again, an interesting and out of the ordinary topic . . . yet again, I want you to focus on the methodology. Did you understand how the researchers used both qualitative and quantitative research? What were the strengths and limitations of the use of mixed methods in this particular study.

Pregnancy Termination in Bangledesh

The link below references a mixed method article in which the researchers investigated pregnancy termination in Bangledesh. The subject matter is pretty interesting here, but I'm more concerned with you examining the methodology. Do the researcher's present the qualitative and quantitative pieces of the article equally. How does the qualitative piece enhance the quantitative information and vice versa. "Having another baby would be a life or death situation for her".

Friday, April 3, 2009

Megan Joy's Brother vs. Kara: War of the Words.

US weekly has published a brief story about the "interaction" between Kara DioGuardi and Megan Joy's brother. If you recall, during the show, Kara was critiquing Megan Joy and someone from the audience called her a "broken record". The story addresses the aftermath . . . Check it out. Thanks Idol News from the Twitter!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Training School Counselors to Work with LGBT Youth

The article linked below investigates the training that is provided to budding school counselors that will assist them in working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Youth. Practice your article critiquing skills on this one. Let me know what you think. Click the link to read the article, and remember that you may be asked to provide your UA log in information.

Eating Disorders in Graduate Students

I found an article that I thought might be of interest to you guys. The link below will provide you with an article that investigated the soical and emotional funtioning of a group of 20-25 year old graduate students and how it relates to behaviors typically associated with eating disorders.

To see the article, you will have to click the link and then you may be asked to enter your UA information (Library LogIn). Let me know if you have viewing difficulties.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Today we spoke a bit about the fine art of sampling. Some of the terms are easily recognizable while others are a little harder to recognize and understand. Therefore, I am attaching the link for a website that does a very good job of simplifying the process of sampling in research. Click the link to check out the site.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Tuskegee Incident

The Tuskegee Incident changed the face of research. Institutional Review Boards were estabished based on the terribly unethical results of this "study". The four links below provide several different websites that address this terrible incident. Click below and comment.

The Tuskegee Incident 1
The Tuskegee Incident 2
The Tuskegee Incident 3
The Tuskegee Incident 4