Solution for Quantitative Data Collection & Analysis ADHD and Personality Disordered Offender

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Assessment 1: Quantitative Research Critique

Students will be given a data-set (e.g. British Crime Survey 2007-2008 or similar), and asked to perform a series of tasks on the data set and answer specific questions. The tasks and questions form the marking criteria.

Article: ADHD and Personality Disordered Offender Attached Files:

This is the ‘default article’ for Assignment 1 for those people wanting to use it.

Assessment One – a Research Critique, worth 40% of the module mark only 

Assessment One. Quantitative Research Critique – 40% of the total mark

Details: Students will be given a data-set (e.g. British Crime Survey 2007-2008 or similar), andasked to perform a series of tasks on the data set and answer specific questions. The tasks andquestions form the marking criteria.
Assessment One Marking Criteria

For the report, markers will be looking for an awareness of and ability to:

1. Provide in 500 words a description (what) and critique (why appropriate, limitations) of the statistical techniques used in a journal paper within your field of research.

This is the only part of Assessment One with a word count, but penalties, as described in notes of guidance,will be applied to the overall mark.

2. Differentiate between different types of data

3. Generation testable hypotheses

4. Identify and perform correct inferential tests

5. Analysis and report quantitative output appropriately (accepting/rejecting hypotheses)

6. Provide a short critique of the research design (e.g. limitations)
Assessment Marking Scheme: The report produces a very clear set of results, which indicate: an excellent understanding of statistical methods, the use of appropriate techniques and generation of hypotheses, understanding of data, and the ability to draw the correct conclusions

Answer/Solution:

Assessment 1: Quantitative Research Critique

Question 1

Article title: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in personality disordered offenders and the association with disruptive behavioural problems

Authors: Young, S., Gudjonsson, G., Ball, S., & Lam, J. (2003)

1.1 Purpose of the Article

The Young et al. (2003) study has focused on establishing the frequency of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with a focus on the adult patients already diagnosed with a personality disorder. Also, the article sets out a critical investigation of whether there prevail any relationship between the patient’s ADHD symptoms and the behavioural issues including disruptions. In the study analysis, the ADHD and non-ADHD symptomatic personality disordered groups were used in the comparison process.

1.2 Description of statistical techniques in the Article Focusing on the article, it is evident that their conclusions are on the basis of the adoption of quantitative data that has been sourced through the adoption of a primary research process. Further, the most appropriate quantitative study data collection………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Please contact our team to receive guidance on the entire assessment

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