A descriptive statistics research and evaluation of teenage pregnancy.
# 96167 | 1,219 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jun 26, 2007 in Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Sociology (Social Work) , Psychology (General) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Research Designs (General)
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This paper identifies a research issue, opportunity or problem that uses a data set consisting of at least 10-20 absolute zero measurements. In particular, the paper details primary and secondary data obtained from the Internet and other resources that expound upon the issue of declining teen pregnancy rates in the US. The paper further describes the methods used to collect the data along with calculations for the measures of central tendency and dispersion. The paper then displays the descriptive statistical data using graphic and tabular techniques along with an explanation of the data. The paper concludes with an action plan for the teenage pregnancy issues based on the data.
From the Paper:"The pregnancy rate of teenagers in the United States continues to be an issue of high social concern. "While teenage birthrates have declined significantly in the past decade, they remain high and still impose a social and individual cost" (King, 2005). Knowing the rates have declined, a relevant question is; what factors facilitated the decline and can the factors be used to continue the decline? Two reasons accredited for the decrease in trend include the increased accessibility and use of family planning services and the exposure given to the dangers of unprotected sex by the mainstream media. Additionally, this report will provide details on the collection of primary data associated with the hypotheses."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Alan Guttmacher Institute. Contraceptive Services, Facts In Brief. 1998. Website: www.agi-usa.org.
- Bowman, D.H., Sex Education. Education Week, 9/8/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p19. Retrieved April 1, 2006 from the EBSCO Host database.
- Brooks, A., Clark, T. (2006). Family Planning Familiarity Survey.
- Brown, S. (2004). Education Programs. Retrieved Mar. 30, 2006, from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Website: www.teenpregnancy.org.
- Cooper, D. R., Schindler, P. (2003). Business Research Methods. 8e ed.: The McGraw-Hill Companies. Chapter 1, 3, p.1-43.
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