Ap Psychology Survey Essay

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METHOD In order to better comprehend the phenomena, I created a survey. A survey is a tool used to gather information about a large group of individuals. Surveys are commonly used in psychology research to collect data from participants. Surveys most typically use research tools and can be utilized to collect data or describe naturally occurring phenomena. A survey can be used to investigate the characteristics, behaviors, or opinions of a group of people. Surveys are standardized to ensure that they have reliability and validity. Standardization is also important so that the results can be generalized to the larger population. One of the largest benefits of using a survey in psychological research is that they allow researchers to gather…show more content…
According to the charts, those that identified as African American not only had the highest distrust of the government, but also the highest Score overall. To explain this correlation, consider just a few trends since the 1980s: persistently high levels of black unemployment, rising to Depression-esq numbers in many urban areas; increasingly punitive policies on criminal justice; disproportionate imprisonment of minority offenders; as well as an continued failure to ensure everyone is provided with equal access to high-quality public education, whether K-12 or higher. The federal government has either aided, abetted or simply failed to respond to crises that have ravaged black…show more content…
For one, everyone that completed the survey lives in my neighborhood, which means they have a certain level of financial stability allowing them to afford a house there. Thus, my numbers could be skewed based on that premise. Furthermore, the survey didn’t delve very deep, asking short and possibly slightly biased questions. In the future, should I choose to further my research, I will send out a more detailed questionnaire that breaks down responders by gender, education, income, marital status, and more. I will also disperse it further into the community to ensure that the sample population is more
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