Quantitative Research Essay

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Abbreviated Qualitative Research Plan
Scott A. Hughes
Walden University
Research Theory, Design, and Methods
RSCH-8100 P-4
Dr. Eileen Eisen
February 2, 2014

The Abbreviated Qualitative Plan
Introduction
Laws governing the administration of paternal processes, vary from state to state within the United States. The U.S. court system allows states to enforce paternal sanctions even after they have been definitively determined that a man is not the biological father of the child. (Brott. 2008) Currently, these irregularities regarding paternity create egregious injustices such as, men who, through DNA testing, have been proven not to be the biological father of the child, still being force to pay child
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Frank Hatley was recently released from jail after serving time for owing back child support for a child that was later proven by DNA testing not to be his. (8/11/09). http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/11/georgia.child.support/index.html. Currently, there are no studies that assess the recovery process of a victim of paternity fraud. After a year in jail, what becomes of a man’s employment, family, finances, or mentality?
Purpose Statement
This is a qualitative study that will examine the avenues for relief after experiencing the impact of paternity (Creswell. 2009).
Research Questions
Is the U.S. Court system equipped to make whole a victim of paternity fraud?
What are the positive and negative effects of current inconsistent state laws as experienced by the victims of paternity fraud?
How do current laws influence the intent to commit fraud?
How do current laws encourage the state to abet paternity fraud rather than correcting the results of paternity fraud?
How do current laws contribute to a culture of unfairness with regard to non-custodial paternal-sanctions?
Would standardization of DNA Paternity testing prevent unfair penalties?
Would standardization of DNA Paternity testing improve medical history reliability?
Could definitive DNA test results provide the basis for legal relief to a man held responsible for a fathering a child in error?
What steps must a victim take to seek recovery
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