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I need thoughts on my IRP Question because as much as I like it I do have my doubts.
My question is "Does being a female in the police force attract targeted misogyny?"
I have plenty of individuals to interview for my IRP and I have also found some secondary sources on the internet (I haven't started a lot of serious research yet) but what is everyone's thoughts?
As long as you link back to a dotpoint from the CAFS syllabus this sounds like an interesting topic.
 

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Hi there~! I've been stressing out on what IRP topic I should do for the last 2 weeks or so~! I have 3 on my mind but I just need help on this one: Parental favoritism. I would love it if you could give me some helpful ideas or your opinions.
 

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You could link it to the wellbeing of the child that is getting favoured or you could go the opposite way and look at how the other siblings would respond.
 

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Hi, I have a topic/question that my teacher approves of but I'm not sure how to go about gathering primary data. It's "Does being a member of a sole parent family decrease the wellbeing of adolescents?"

I can change the question slightly to make it easier but in terms of gathering information, I can interview two people that I know from sole parent families but is that all? I need more info but I don't see another way. And I think I'd have to interview more than just two people.

I was thinking of changing the question slightly so I didn't have to talk to members of sole parent families only. Something regarding the stigma against sole parent families and what people who aren't a member of it vs what people are a member of it actually think.
Eg. maybe how sole parents are lazy or don't know how to look after their children properly/ are irresponsible parents.

Which would be easier to gather more information?
 

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Hi, I have a topic/question that my teacher approves of but I'm not sure how to go about gathering primary data. It's "Does being a member of a sole parent family decrease the wellbeing of adolescents?"

I can change the question slightly to make it easier but in terms of gathering information, I can interview two people that I know from sole parent families but is that all? I need more info but I don't see another way. And I think I'd have to interview more than just two people.

I was thinking of changing the question slightly so I didn't have to talk to members of sole parent families only. Something regarding the stigma against sole parent families and what people who aren't a member of it vs what people are a member of it actually think.
Eg. maybe how sole parents are lazy or don't know how to look after their children properly/ are irresponsible parents.

Which would be easier to gather more information?
Very closed question, your answer can only be yes or no. The key for success in the IRP is to have a question that allows you to respond to it in various ways. If i was doing that question i would change it more along the lines to "To what extent does being a member of a sole parent family decrease the wellbeing of adolescents" This allows you to not only say yes or no, but also go further and make a judgement of how significant this impact is upon wellbeing.

Much easier to gather data, this would be a better option. I would do something that highlights how the wider society perceives vs reality, or maybe how these perceptions pose implications upon sole parents? e.g greater difficulty in accessing rental accommodation etc
 

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Thanks for your input but my teacher specifically wanted us to have a pretty closed question that could be answered with a yes or no but we'd have to justify reasons why that was the case. She said it would be too difficult otherwise.

I altered the question by adding onto it so now it's "Does being a member of a sole parent family decrease the wellbeing of adolescents in comparison to that of a nuclear family".
 

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Thanks for your input but my teacher specifically wanted us to have a pretty closed question that could be answered with a yes or no but we'd have to justify reasons why that was the case. She said it would be too difficult otherwise.

I altered the question by adding onto it so now it's "Does being a member of a sole parent family decrease the wellbeing of adolescents in comparison to that of a nuclear family".
I think what you have changed it to is fine! :)

Alternatively, as an additional idea if you wanted to keep it as the original theme you would turn it more into a research statement:

Adolescents within sole parent families have been shown to have decreased wellbeing.

From there you could do surveys amongst all adolescents to see differences and/or trends.
 

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Damn. That's a good idea, I don't know which to do now. Which do you think would be easier to do? In terms of collecting data for the statement, there would be bias from adolescents within sole parent families wouldn't it?
 

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It's entirely up to you which way you go with the IRP- what do you feel most comfortable with?? With any IRP topic there will always be some form of bias to contend with and you should indicate this to the marker when writing about the methodologies that you utilised.
 

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I think both can be sort of similar and am comfortable with the both of them, leaning more towards the research statement you suggested because it includes adolescents from a variety of families but the question is more specific. In terms of the research question, I'm not sure how to choose the people to research as it won't be even i.e I might have 8 people from nuclear families and 5 for blended and etc. Could I still go about doing this but make sure that I include it somewhere because it doesn't seem to be very reliable.
 

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Yes you can still go about it. Although, you need a much larger spread of people to survey, 13 people is not enough to gain an insight into the diversity of the population.
 

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How does this topic sound:
"How do the implications of having a child with Cerebral Palsy affect the paren't well-being?"
Thanks :D
 

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Exclamation CAFS IRP surveys: Evolved parenting styles
Hi,
I am completing my IRP for CAFS at the moment and would love your input.
My IRP subject looks at how parenting styles have changed from one generation to the next and how these styles effect a parent/child relationship.
To gain insight I am doing two surveys, one for youth and one for adults/parents.

Please keep in mind that all responses remain anonymous.

The latest date for this to be completed is the 30th May 2014.


If you are 18 or over follow the link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K4J-skMWIjlc1Wgy818HGwROGFPYBHk6dv1IfFfprBk/viewform?edit_requested=true

If you are under 18, click on the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12Z4HfieqdE4xu9ottPyXjO7xNtgHM14EWSBhm7xv57c/viewform?edit_requested=true

Your time is much appreciated. :)
 

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CAFS IRP surveys

Hi,
I am completing my IRP for CAFS at the moment and would love your input.
My IRP subject looks at how parenting styles have changed from one generation to the next and how these styles effect a parent/child relationship.
To gain insight I am doing two surveys, one for youth and one for adults/parents.

Please keep in mind that all responses remain anonymous.

The latest date for this to be completed is the 30th May 2014.

If you are 18 or over follow the link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K4J-skMWIjlc1Wgy818HGwROGFPYBHk6dv1IfFfprBk/viewform?edit_requested=true

If you are under 18, click on the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12Z4HfieqdE4xu9ottPyXjO7xNtgHM14EWSBhm7xv57c/viewform?edit_requested=true
 

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Need help picking an IRP topic!! wanted something to do with healthy eating/ health/ fitness etc but cant think of a specific topic!
 

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