Dalia M. Davidson
November 11, 2012
Evaluating the Research Process
Researchers take pride in organization and hard work in making sure information is accurate. Over the past years there have become an alarming number of teenage pregnancies occurring. The authors of this article has seen some changes while conducting their study of ways to help decrease the number of teens pregnant in the United States. During the survey and study performed by the author on middle school students who were educated on prevention methods and placed within an abstinence program were less likely to engage in sexual activities. The authors suggest that the United States as a developed country has the largest number of teenage pregnancies but there has been a decline within some races due to the preventive measures put in place. Black teenagers aged 15-17 demonstrated the most dramatic decline. Hispanic teen pregnancy and birth rates has been slower than any other ethnic groups. The overall trend of teens reporting ever having sexual intercourse parallels with the declining teen birth rates. The following article will explore the results and opinions concluded in the research study, statistical data, and other important information collected during the study, Use of Literature Review
The literature in this article in this research is to inform readers about the problem of teenage pregnancy in the United States and what were the results and the common solution. There is data from the Center of Disease Control that finds the cause of the problem. It gives the percentage of teens that are pregnant each year and their partners who are dealing with unwanted pregnancy. Literature review assessment is research that is data study subject where content is summarized and information is collected to arrange for analysis. Also, the study provides interpretations or content to verify studies and offer more information on study subjects. The literature assessment in this article introduces what could happen while being sexual active without using any preventive measures such as STD or pregnancy and offers available data on some solutions. The authors discuss that the literature produces study subject information regarding risky sexual behaviors causes teenage pregnancy because U.S. teenagers is less effective and infrequent use of contraceptives methods. The program evaluation literature on the prevention of teen pregnancy, STDs, and HIV/AIDS has begun a connection between children’s attitudes and their risky behavior. Thomas and Dimitrov (2008) provides information related to STDs associated with risky sexual behaviors what perils are associated with increasing education within schools and community instead of ignoring the problem.
There were many sources of literature used in the research process. The article used 54 sources were used as references in this research article and all of them give relevant information on the theoretical explanation of the research. One reference in particular was information provided from a previous study performed during the first year of the program in the year 1999 with 600 seventh grade students in three middle schools. Much of the information found in the study was used again in the new study done by Thomas and Dimitrov (2008) with the exception more subjects were used for this particular study and instead of three middle schools; they used four middle schools in the Virginia public school system. The study utilized the common quantitative research method called a survey. The survey was conducted in person on middle school students in the 7th grade with 82 item survey about attitudes towards sexuality. In the study there were 1,136 students studied and questioned. Ethical Guidelines
The study was conducted following these ethical guidelines as it was not biased because the information was taken from the selected...