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soci303-4 - Project Phase IV May 1, 2007 I. Research...

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Project Phase IV May 1, 2007 I. Research Question: Why are eating disorders more prevalent in college-aged women than women of other ages? Hypotheses: 1. Women of college age are more likely to have eating disorders than women of other ages. 2. Self-esteem and the presence of eating disorders are negatively associated. 3. A woman’s education level will not affect her likelihood of the presence of an eating disorder. 4. Media exposure and eating disorder presence are positively associated. 5. Sexism and the presence of eating disorders are positively associated. II. Survey Research: Since my population is college women in the United States, survey research is the most effective way to collect data from the largest number of participants. Because accuracy increases with sample size, I want to have the largest sample possible. Surveys are also the most versatile type of research and can be applied to the broadest group of people. I chose probability sampling in the last assignment, so choosing survey research is the next logical step because it
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