To prepare for this discussion assignment, read the information about Post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) at the National Institute of Mental Health website
Develop a research question on an aspect of PTSD. Make sure it is
phrased as a researchable question. For example, questions containing
the word “should” call for a value judgment and thus are generally not
In your post, present preliminary plans for a research study to investigate your question. Your discussion post must include the following
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of
non-experimental (descriptive and correlational) and experimental
- State your research question, and specify whether the aim of the proposed research is to describe, predict, or explain.
- Choose a research design to investigate your research question. Explain why this design is appropriate for the study.
- Provide a brief overview of the study you would design.
Your post and presentation must utilize at least two
peer-reviewed sources, in addition to your textbook, cited in APA format
as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. All sources used for the post must be cited within the body of the post
and included in the list of references at the end.
(No plagiarism or recycled work. I will attach Chapter 2 of textbook)