At any rate, the identity of the subjects may not be significant. What will be needed are basic demographic information (such as age, level of family income etc.), and the direct answers to the survey questions.
A second ethical consideration is the use of other research paper or reports as references. But this can be easily solved by citing all the references that I will be using though a credible citation style. This then shows that the research abides with the copyright law of those published journals, articles and/or reports.
Summary of the reviewed literature will serve as one major factor for the conclusion. This will provide amble information regarding the subject matter. From the said literature review, statistics and other vital information regarding parent smokers and children smokers will be revealed. This information is not limited from one country or area alone, because for sure, the epidemiology and smokers-related information will involve a lot of countries around the globe.
Meanwhile, the responses of the interviewees will also be summarized. The responses will be classified in relation to the number of respondents/interviewees. Basically in the end of the interview, two major classifications will be achieved:
The respondents (parents or teenagers) who will disclose that they become smokers because they have seen it from their own parents
The respondents (parents and teenagers) who will reveal that they are not affected in anyway of their smoker parents
Data Collection Methods
This research study will be done in two separate ways. First of which is the literature review which will be done through web and library research. The credible journals, researches and reports that will be collected related to the study are those which have been printed or published during the years 1990 to the present.
Meanwhile the survey and/or interview will be conducted in one community alone. This will be done in 4 consecutive weekends. The target community is the one with greater number of smokers (which can be determined from the health sector). Only the parents who smoke will be subjected for interview. After the parents, their very own children will then be asked to also participate in the interview. Only the children with ages 15 and above (smokers or non-smokers) will be subjected as respondents/interviewees.
The questions that will be asked to the parents are:
How long have you been smoking?
How did you start smoking?
Do your children know that you are a smoker? Do you smoke in front of them?
What do you think are the possible effects of your smoking to your children?
Do you believe that because you are a smoker, there is a very high probability that your children will become smokers too? If so, what is your feeling about it?
The questions for the teenagers or the children will include:
Do you smoke? (the answers for this question will the be suggest what questions to be asked next)
If the children answered NO, the following probing questions should be:
What can you say about your parents who smoke? Are you ok with that or do you feel bothered as some point?
Do you think you will be a smoker too? Why?
Do you believe that because you r parents are smokers, there is a very high possibility that you will become a smoker too? Why?
If the children answered YES on the first question, the following probing questions should be:
When did you start smoking?
How did you start becoming a smoker? What are the factors that prompted you to smoke?
Are your parents aware that you smoke too? Do you smoke with them or in front of them?
Do you believe agree that because your parents are smokers, you have become a smoker too? Why?
The information that will be gathered from the literature review will be summarized and noted as part of the results and discussion. Meanwhile, the responses to the surveys and/or interview will be tabulated and analyzed through statistical methods. Percentage, mean and mode will be used. Tabular and graphical representation of data will also be done so as to clearly see the relationship of parent smokers to the tendency of the children to become smokers too.
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