Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the media piece Why Facebook Could Be Good for Your Health (Links to an external site.), read the journal article â€œSocial Relationships and Health,â€ and watch the video Research Ethics Involving Human Subjects (Links to an external site.). (Links to these articles and video will be uploaded in comments once tutor is selected).
Now that the literature review has been completed, the text reading this week covers how important theories can be highlighted that will support your research topic. For example, particular groups may naturally link to known theories, such as feminist theory for womenâ€™s perspectives, or queer theory for perspectives from the LGBTQ community. The text also covers extensive writing tips in regard to scholarly writing which can help you reflect and develop your own scholarly writing in coursework that requires research. A third aim of the discussion is to touch on the integral aspect of preparation for performing research, ensuring you have considered the ethical concerns and protections for your research participants or subjects.
In your initial post, address the following:
- Describe a social theory that was discussed in the â€œSocial Relationships and Healthâ€ journal article and indicate how it was used to support the research.
- Choose one of the quantitative research results presented in the article; describe the evidence presented and indicate which variables of the experiment were highlighted.
- Determine the articleâ€™s conclusion in regards to social relationships in society. Based on the accompanying media piece â€œWhy Facebook Could Be Good for Your Health (Links to an external site.),â€ how could modern social media sites support the research findings in the journal article?
Your initial post should be at least 400 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references