I would like to explore the correlation between the parents’ overprotection and adults’ self-identification. From my point of view, this question requires exploration because often, parents trying to help can harm their children’s self-esteem and dignity. Parents unwillingly can force children into believing that they can achieve nothing without help. Even though various investigations were conducted close to this topic, this problem is still relevant to the modern child-raising pattern.
To hold such research and collect data, I need to find the experimental group that will answer particular questions in the interview or test with open and close-ended questions. The clinical or care study cannot be relevant enough for my research because it focuses on an individual, and it is hard to generalize results for the larger population (OpenStax, n.d.). However, I believe that some features of this method can be used when preparing the individual questions for the interview based on the participants’ background information.
The main disadvantage of this method is that the research has data limitations. It can be beneficial only if I will manage to find correlations between particular participants’ results. The observation does not suit my research because it would be impossible to monitor subjects in real-life conditions.
The survey method perfectly suits my research because it allows me to formulate manipulative questions and gain the necessary information without directly asking each participant. The main disadvantage of this method is the risk of the influence of side factors such as poor mental or physical state, and various distractions. Longitudinal research is one of the preferred methods for my exploration because it allows me to estimate the same group in different periods. Therefore, for my research, I would like to use three methods to gain more accurate data: survey, longitudinal, and clinical study (partially).
OpenStax. (n.d.). Psychological research. Web.