Assignment 2: Discussion Question

Access the online library and search for one of the following research articles: Oranthinkal, J., Vansteenwegen, A., & Burggraeve, R. (2008). Are demographics important for forgiveness? The Family Journal, 16(20). doi:10.1177/1066480707309542 Deater-Deckard, K., Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. E., & Pettit, G. S. (1996). Physical discipline among African American and European American mothers: Links to children’s externalizing behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 32, 1065-1072. Leonard, K. E. & Senchak, M. (1996). Prospective prediction of husband marital aggression within newlywed couples. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 369-380.

Thoroughly read the article you selected and identify and critique the following: research design sampling technique threats to validity measurements ethical issues

For this discussion, please organize your posting thus:

1: Article title: [Give the article title]

2: Design: [Briefly state the design–a single sentence should suffice]

3: Sampling technique: [Briefly state how the sample was obtained–a single sentence should suffice]

4: Threats to validity: [Give some detailed analysis here–address both internal & external validity issues]

5: Measurements: [State how the important variables were operationalized; do any issues here contribute to validity problems? If so, how could these be resolved?]

6: Ethical issues: [You might take a look back at the previous discussion regarding the IRB.  Also, give any thoughts you have about how the study might be done differently if researchers sought to perform a conceptual replication…]