Suppose you are going to conduct a study utilizing Quantitative Research Design: which type of research would you use, and which method would you utilize to collect data and select your sample.
In the past and present (and maybe in the future) scientific development will always face problems in terms of pushing forward in terms of finding satisfactory results. Factors such as religion and money can affect how science can develop making it hard for scientists to not only do their jobs but also to further enhance the spectrum of science. There are cases of this happening in the past and in the present, again this makes it for the scientists but also the general public who want a better understanding of science (especially aspiring scientists) and people who want and need to receive treatment. Unlike modern society, the Western world in the past was mostly influenced by Religion. Religious groups such as the Catholic Church and the Protestant church controlled much of society especially the scientific thoughts. Copernicus and Galileo felt the full force of the Christian church’s influence on society. Both tried to introduce the scientific theory of Heliocentrism, and both were frowned upon by the different religious orders. Nicolaus Copernicus was a polish astronomer who was known to have theorised the scientific theory of heliocentrism. Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist who had supported the work of Copernicus: Heliocentrism and Copernicanism. Both theories stated that the ‘Sun is at the centre of the universe, and all the planets are surrounded around the sun’, the only difference between each theory is that Copernicanism proposes that the Sun is motionless and the planets around it orbit the Sun in a circular path. However, these theories were relatively new in 15th and 16th century. And the popes and the religious leaders of this time did not accept this theory, and thus decided to go with the theory which favoured their religion; Geocentrism. This notion originated with the Greek scientists Aristotle and Ptolemy well over 2,000 years ago, was embraced by early Christians and the Catholic Church. Rather than ethical issues, moral issues are at play in this case. The idea that someone’s religious belief was being questioned at that time scared certain religious orders and the community in said religious group. The Geocentric theory was so fondly believed by the Christian church, due to the link with the Bible. The Christians believed Earth was at the centre of creation, just like man thus making it a work of God. Though Galileo and Copernicus were Christian men with Christian backgrounds the theory that they support insinuates their rejection of the work of God, even though they directly never said this. Through the time of Copernicus and Galileo, there were around 23 Popes (the Popes who were in charge during the rejection of the Heliocentric theory) who rejected the Heliocentric theory, that is around 9% of the total Popes that have been in charge. This means around 9% of the popes have not believed in the Heliocentric theory since it was first brought up. Then in 1822, Pope Pius VII accepted this theory and thus changed the mind of society. However, the moral issue of Religion is still effecting this well known and discovered theory. It has been found that around 1 in 4 Americans believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth due to the Biblical conations of the Geocentric theory[ 2]. >GET ANSWER