Explain the main differences between formal, academic research and other forms of research, including (where relevant) investigations you undertake in the course of your professional work.
200-300 words, approx.
Answer must be supported with references
For each of the following ‘research questions’ (RQ1-RQ3),
a) Explain whether you think each is well articulated. Give reasons for your answers.
b) Explain whether you think each is doable in terms of access to relevant information.
RQ1: What is the difference between teachers’ and doctors’ views of drug use among adolescents?
RQ2: Why do the families of police officers suffer from poor mental health?
RQ3: Why do students drop out of secondary school before completing year 12?
150-200 words (approx.) per ‘research question’
You have been asked to conduct research into the interactions between police officers and ambulance officers in your town.
a) Identify an approach that could be taken to this research question based on ontology that says there is one reality, and an epistemology that says we can know measurable specific things about that reality.
b) Explain why/how your approach demonstrates that sort of epistemology and ontology.
c) Identify an approach that could be taken to this research question based on an ontology that says there is more than one reality, and an epistemology that views perceptions and experiences as important sources of knowledge.
d) Explain why/how your approach demonstrates that sort of epistemology and ontology.