Which research strategy would you choose?
Media has suggested the possibility of high schools students graduating after their junior year if they attended preschool. If you wanted to study the feasibility of preschool education and finishing high school early, which research strategy do you think would give you the best results and why?
I would use the longitudinal research strategy to analyze the feasibility of preschool education and finishing high school study early. However, a structured interview based on some preselected questionnaires would be provided to some pre-selected groups of children. I would select an equal number of children and I would differentiate them into two separate groups. The first group of children would be chosen from a preschool environment and the second group would be selected from a bunch of children who have never attended pre-school in their life (Duncan & Magnuson 2011). However, it should be kept in mind that both the children in this groups have same age group and shares same socio-economic background. The answers obtained from the survey report would be further analyzed for the longitudinal study which would help us to understand how the pre-schooled student are well prepared to complete the high school education keeping the non-preschool attendant student as the control for the study (Campbell et al., 2012).
Having children in life brings immense happiness in the lives of the parents. It also brings meaning to the lives of the parents. Children are the gift of nature which provides a sense of dependency and support to the parents as they feel that there is someone in the future who would take care of them. Moreover, it helps the parents to pass family traditions and customs down the generation. It teaches the parents to become unselfish and provide a purpose for their life. This is the reason people have children in their life.
Campbell, F. A., Pungello, E. P., Burchinal, M., Kainz, K., Pan, Y., Wasik, B. H., ... & Ramey, C. T. (2012). Adult outcomes as a function of an early childhood educational program: an Abecedarian Project follow-up.Developmental psychology, 48(4), 1033.
Duncan, G. J., & Magnuson, K. (2011). The nature and impact of early achievement skills, attention skills, and behavior problems. Whither opportunity, 47-70.