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Hi Adiranna: I think your research question " Do we all have the capacity of being bi-sexual or queer, but society pushes heterosexuality to be the superior sexuality ?" is very interesting. You stated your target audience would be sexually active adults between ages 18-49 . I would want to make sure that both LGBTQ+ and straight people would be included in my target population to avoid problems with generalization. To increase participation from the LGBTQ+ I would.... Paraphrase the below: Select Platforms Strategically Online platforms where recruitment is undertaken should be selected for relevance to the research topic or popularity among potential participants, such as recruitment advertisements for young people with disabilities being placed on Web sites and social media groups for that population. Researchers should also carefully weigh the cost of advertising on potential platforms against the potential visibility of the advertisement to the target population. Reduce Biases To decrease potential biases in sample composition, it may be most effective to recruit participants across several online platforms (general and identity specific) using a combination of approaches to attempt to generate a more diverse sample. Overall, I believe young adults would be willing to participate in the survey because they tend to be more open regarding their sexual identity. It may be more difficult to recruit adolescents or seniors, as well as different ethnic backgrounds depending on their overall attitudes regarding sexual identity. Finally, the only ethical concern for the subject is the identification of their sexual identity, therefor, obtaining informed consent and make sure that all information is kept anonymous and confidential. References: Hughes, P., Chase, H., & Leach, K. (2021). Methods and strategies for effectively surveying the LGBTQ+ population. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy . Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 997-1003.
Hello Nardjee. I believe you research topic on how many parents had the sex talk with their child is very relevant in todays' society. I agree that your target audience should be parents vs. adolescents. To increase participation in the survey, I would conduct the survey online. Paraphrase the below: Online survey research can be cost-effective , efficient, and convenient, because participants can participate at a time and place of their choosing and researchers do not have to wait for participants to receive and return postal surveys. It increases research accessibility and desirability for marginalized groups and creates an opportunity for researchers to connect with virtual communities of underrepresented or stigmatized individuals. Online research also provides researchers with quick access to large samples of participants, making them suitable for studies of population-level attitudes and behaviors. However, online research remains susceptible to sampling problems and participation bias, affecting research outcomes. Participation bias occurs when the sample of participants that elect to take part in a study differs systematically from the researcher-defined population. This bias limits the generalizability of survey results to the target population and can skew inferences that are made from data. Participation bias is assumed to be especially relevant in human sex research due to the nature of disclosing information about one's sexuality, a topic that is considered by many to be private. The results of studies on sexuality and sexual behavior have important implications for research in this field, the provision of mental and physical healthcare services, and policy development. Survey results can be especially significant in sexual health research because they can imply specific behavioral risk outcomes that can provide the basis for policies and healthcare services. It is thus vital that the participants of a survey accurately represent the population being researched. To increase the generalization of the survey, I would try to include adult participants of various ages that have teenage children. I would also include parents from different ethnic backgrounds. I believe that younger parents would be more responsive, as they tend to be more open to discussing sexual situations in general and I believe would be more comfortable in discussing sex with their children. However older adults or seniors, as well as different ethnic backgrounds may find it more difficult to participate, as they may find it more difficult to openly discuss sex with their children. Although I do not see any major ethical issues with your research question, I would make sure to obtain informed consent and make sure that all information is kept anonymous and confidential. References: Roath, O. K., Chen, X., & Kolacz, J. (2023). Predictors of Participation for Sexuality Items in a U.S. Population-Based Online Survey. Archives of sexual behavior , 52 (4), 1743-1752.
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