Research Methods And Methods Of Interdisciplinary Research Essay

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Barylski argues that in the highest level of analysis there are three ways in which to think and feel while doing interdisciplinary research. The first is that the knowledge we use that has been previously published was done by hard working researchers using sound research methods. Secondly we should acknowledge that not all information is current and we might find research that has been biased in some way. On the other hand, there may be research that is cutting edge and therefore has not been tested sufficiently and may be controversial. Finally, it is important that we, as researchers study both the strengths and weakness of our particular topic and not become cynical or discouraged. At this higher level, research methods and the process of the research are the focus. It’s important that we understand where the studies originated, what the size of the population sample was included, along with questions to ask about the funding of the study and what, if any, bias may be in favor of one outcome or the other. Aging is a process that occurs over a long period of time. The Baby-Boomers are 75 million people who began to retire in 2011 and will continue to do so over the next twenty years. This is not the generation of our parents and grandparents. My paragraphs on Gerontology/Social Work and Sociology above reflect this highest level of analysis because without solid data and deep probing of beliefs, many of which date back to childhood and may be subconscious, the

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