Friends with Benefits Research

2297 WordsJul 15, 201810 Pages
Descriptive and non-experimental research is very relevant in the sciences, although many people may not understand that. Non-experimental research can come in two forms; a quantitative study, or a qualitative study. A quantitative study can include research methods such as interviews, questionnaires, surveys and/or psychological tests (Smythe, 2014). A qualitative study can include research methods including qualitative interviews, focus groups, ethnographic research and/or historical research (Smythe, 2014). Both methods of non-experimental research are beneficial in the world of science or psychology as they can both produce new knowledge. For this assignment, the class was asked to pick a relatively new, non-experimental,…show more content…
The researches wanted to test if developing unreciprocated feelings is adequate enough to predict the outcome of FWBR. (Gusarova, Fraser & Alderson, 2012, 45). The third, and last, hypothesis in the “Quantitative Study of ‘Friends with Benefits’ Relationships” article is based on comfort (Gusarova, Fraser & Alderson, 2012, 45). Comfort is an appealing part of the FWBR and some people engage in this type of relationship solely for that reason. This hypothesis says that participants who listed comfort as a motive for engaging in a FWBR does not mean that those participants are more inclined to report a negative outcome of their relationship than the ordinary participant. Although comfort can come from FWBR, this hypothesis questions how well that comfort is achieve in the relationship (Gusarova, Fraser & Alderson, 2012, 45). As well as three hypotheses, this study also contained some secondary hypotheses. Gender norms had been challenged in the study earlier talking about traditional values of males and females (Gusarova, Fraser & Alderson, 2012, 46). Gusarova, Fraser and Alderson made the hypotheses that these traditional values of men and women in relationships would stay the same. They hypothesized two things from the idea of the traditional and gender norms of men and women. The first hypothesis is that women would be more likely to want a change in relationship while in a FWBR or that they wanted commitment while starting the relationship. The second hypothesis
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