Quiz 3: Doing Sociological Research
Company DSP acquired BEN program which claimed to develop language learning in infants quickly and easily. But after its usage, the parents complained that there is no such visible development of language learning in their infants and toddlers with the use of BEN. The language learning process has slowed down to a great level with the use of this program. One does not think that the lack of predicted effect of the original BEN program might have been produced by cultural differences among the studied infants because an infant is same everywhere, they learn the way we teach them and the way they observe and listen us. Thus, culture is not a major issue in this program. Culture and cultural differences would be measured in a way in which infants are born to different cultures. They are raised by the parent in their lifestyle and culture, the family follows. Infant's race, gender, family income does have crucial effect in the language development of the infant as the environment in which he grows places a great impact in the language development of the infant. If an infant belongs to superior race, male gender and elite income group then he is likely to learn posh and high class language and attitude.
One of the prominent sociologists Mr. MSK has conducted an extensive research being a police officer in a region of Baltimore where several people are involved in drug dealing and other vices. He became so involved in this research study that he deeply imagined being a good police officer who is not power hungry and want to create a good rapport between the general public and police officers. The sociologist might have got involved with his research subject that caused him to lose a certain amount of objectivity. In other words, the researcher is termed as 'going native' because the way he has described his research seems to be very deeply involved and lived up with. Thus, it isn't a mistake, if it is said that sociologist was deeply involved with his research project, where he deeply recognized his study project and got involved with it at volumes.
Company DSP acquired BEN program which claimed to develop language learning in infants quickly and easily. But after its usage, the parents complained that there is no such visible development of language learning in their infants and toddlers with the use of BEN. The language learning process has slowed down to a great level with the use of this program There are chances and possibilities that the failure of the original BEN program might have been in part because of the extremely young age of the tested infants. This could be that young infants might not be the good target for the program to apply and test for. Choosing infants as a part of research is a herculean task to obtain exact samples of output as there might be duplication of data as the data is purely secondary and not directly communicated. The research study might be effective on toddlers who try to speak and mumble several words and sounds. Thus, toddlers could be a best and effective target to have and apply BEN program over them.