Case Study Analysis
Provide an overview of the case study chosen in your own words and choose one developmental theory from Chapter 1 to support the case study.
Case Study Analysis Overview
Researchers use various data collection methods to study development. One of those methods is a case study. Case studies often times use a number of different kinds of information such as direct observation, questionnaires, standardized tests and interviews. This particular data collection method allows scientists/researchers to draw conclusions about what may be attributing the behavior of the individual.
Using the following prompts below to analyze the following case studies within this module: David Reimer, Genie the feral child, and the Tuskegee Experiment.
Case Study Prompts to Analyze:
• PROMPT #1: Provide an overview of the case study chosen in your own words and choose one developmental theory from Chapter 1 to support the case study.
• PROMPT #2: Identify the sample or sampling of the case study—(who or what is being studied in the case study? Be very specific..)
• PROMPT #3: Identify the type of research design used in the case study—(Research Design: cross-sectional, sequential, longitudinal, etc. / Research Methodology: qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods)
• PROMPT #5: Identify and discuss any ethical considerations or dilemmas of the case study— (Remember: 1) Do no harm; 2) Maintain Confidentiality; 3) Informed Consent — Review the following links within this module: “The Belmont Report” and “Why Consider Ethical Standards in Research?”
o Research should promote dignity, foster human welfare, and maintain scientific integrity
. Do not use methods that may do physical or psychological harm
a. Participants (and parents, if participants are minors) must be informed of the purposes of the research and the methods used
b. Participants must provide consent to participate
c. Participants may withdraw from the study at any time for any reason
d. Participants should be offered information about the results of the study
e. The identities of the participants are to remain confidential
f. Researchers should present their research plans to a committee of their colleagues and gain committee approval before proceeding
The case study analysis paper must follow APA format and include the following pages:
• Page 1: Title Page
• Page 2: Case Study Abstract
• Pages 3-5: Body content of the prompts below summarized and answered
• Page 6: Reference page to include the following cited sources: course textbook, reputable website(s), and journal article(s)
Answer preview provide an overview of the case study chosen in your own words and choose one developmental theory from Chapter 1 to support the case study.