Discussion 3: Social Change
Consider every survey you have ever completed. Whether you surveyed on the street, over the telephone, by mail, or through the Internet, your opinions have contributed to a collective body of knowledge and brought a greater understanding to the way you, among a given population, live your life. It is information such as this that determines what products are developed for sale, what political decisions are made, and even what changes are implemented within your city or district and around the nation. Survey research in the field of psychology is no differentit is rife with potential for social change.
Keeping in mind the Research Proposal you completed this week, consider the social change implications of answering your research questions. Then reflect on how survey research may assist you with future contributions you could make as a scholar-practitioner in your field.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 6 a description of at least two social change implications related to your Final Project Research Proposal. Then explain how you could apply the information presented in this course to possible future contributions as a scholar-practitioner in your field. Be specific, and provide examples.
MY FINAL PROJECT RESEARCH PROPOSAL
Understanding the psychosocial role of social workers particularly in improving the quality of life of chronic kidney disease patients is very important as it will reduce the risks and severity of the disease. This study aims to determine the psychosocial role of social workers in improving the quality of life of chronic kidney disease patients. The research location will be dialysis facilities which has high numbers of kidney patients. The population comprised of inpatient, outpatient and transplanted patients diagnosed with chronic kidney infection. Survey research design will be applied in which stratified sampling will be used for identification of sample (Cozby et al, 1989). All the required ethical procedures for seeking permission to conduct research and for ensuring patients protection will be observed. The measurements for this research include; socio-demographic and psychosocial factors, KDQOL-SF, biomedical factors and the patient health questionnaire. All the data collected will be analyzed statistically and then the findings will be disseminated to all relevant people and bodies.