Arielinda

Oct 10, 2013

Hi everybody,

I know this is not related to OkCupid, but I am currently taking a Research and Statistics class and doing a research.  The research is on relating Maternal Parenting Style and Motivation to go to College while in High School.  I am actually looking for individuals between 18 to 21 years old, but honestly I just need to collect the data... so if you want to help me out (but doesn't have the age), you can go ahead and take the survey and just pick whichever age, but I rather have you answer the rest of the questions as accurate as possible.  It has around 10 questions, it's very simple!

Here's the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JLKLXKW

Thank you for your help!

good_odds

Oct 11, 2013

Survey says, you got at least 1.

StudMcRoughlove

Oct 11, 2013

Survey says....

BBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRR

MsOtis

Oct 12, 2013

 I am actually looking for individuals between 18 to 21 years old, but honestly I just need to collect the data... so if you want to help me out (but doesn't have the age), you can go ahead and take the survey and just pick whichever age,

lol. Great research project, if you don't care if your respondents are actually the age you say they need to be.

Easier yet, just make up the answers; save you time with getting answers from the wrong age group.

Chaeddd

Oct 15, 2013

Lets get right to the conclusion of the survey

"Maternal Parenting Style and Motivation to go to College while in High School."

If mom is too strict while he is in high school, he will think " I can't wait until I am 18, then I will go away to college and live in a dorm, then I can get the sluts drunk and sleep with them in my own bed. There will be all kinds of drugs to do there too., and I will watch hard core porn on my laptop, and not worry if my mom comes in and catches me at it"

autosocratic

Oct 20, 2013

Eeeewwwwkay.

As a professional psychologist with a terrible mother, I'm going to go ahead and say that there are so many problems with your research paradigm that you should withdraw it before getting drummed out of school.

I completely understand (trust me) the problems in finding a large enough sample size to provide valid results, but this is not the way. Moreover, the questions are so vague that your sample will provide inconclusive results beyond what you choose to extrapolate out of them from the wide point spread. Start over.

START OVER.

I genuinely want to to help, and offer the following: Do not restrict your respondents to a single assessment of parenting style (question 6) because few people fit into such a neat box. Furthermore, some people view their childhoods with rose-colored (or black-colored) glasses. Ask individual questions that are as little dependent on opinion as possible, such as "Did your mother give you explicit encouragement about your grades?" or "Were you punished for bad grades?" or "What was your mother's level of education, and does she work in the field for which she trained?"

You have a good start of a research project here, and even more so if you contrast your results with those concerning a study of paternal attitudes. But do actual research instead of phoning in an assignment. The last thing the world needs is another moron with a degree who doesn't know what they're doing.

Hope this helps.

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GimmeThaLoot

Nov 15, 2013

This is the sad state of higher education in America these days. Using invalid methods to collect meaningless data and passing it off as "learning". 


Why every person, no matter how dense and ignorant, has to go to college now is beyond me. We don't have any industrial jobs anymore because someone thought it was a good idea to send people like OP to college. God knows what is going to happen to The Academy when there are masses of people who think that collecting random data from the internet on surveymonkey can lead to a meaningful or even accurate conclusion.

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