Strengths and Limitations of Correlational Research Design

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Correlational designs have been used in all areas of research. Forensic psychology research is no exception. As you have seen from your readings, many phenomena do not lend themselves to true experimental design. For example, an experimental research study that looks at the effect of viewing violent content, either on television or in video games, would be more challenging, both practically and ethically, than a similar study using a correlational design. Correlational research designs allow researchers to study behavior as it occurs naturally. However, to do so probably would compromise the ability to draw cause-and-effect conclusions.

To prepare for this assignment:

  • Review Chapter 9 in your course text, Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Consider the strengths and limitations of using correlational data, in general, and as it relates to research in forensic psychology or in forensic settings.
  • Review the article, “Forensic Psychology: An Empirical Review of Experimental Research.” Focus on the strengths and limitations of empirical and correlational design.
  • Select and review two research articles covering different topic areas, both of which use a correlational design.
  • Think about the strengths and limitations of the correlational design used in each of the two research articles you chose.

The assignment (1–3 pages):

  • In APA formatting briefly describe each of the studies in the two research articles you selected. Include a description of the results of the studies and the correlational relationship reported.
  • Explain the strengths and limitations of using a correlational design in each of the studies.

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1. Does Child Abuse Cause Crime?
This study, (Janet Currie, 2016), seeks to establish any possible existing relationship
between maltreatment of children, neglecting them, and the possibility of such children venturing
into criminal activities later in life. The study analyzes various literature accounts which link
maltreatment and crime by analyzing the causes and impact of abuse on children. The study was
carried out from a selected 80 high schools, and questionnaires were administered to 90, 000
students. The interviewee’s history with abuse and maltreatment was analyzed, as well as their
participation in criminal activities. As per the findings, child maltreatment doubles the
probability of an individual engaging in criminal activities. In add...

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