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Final paper to send to Autumn - Methods Introduction: The...

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Methods Introduction: The methodology behind studying at risk youth is becoming more extensive as public opinion shifts toward rehabilitation treatments, Researchers are realizing the benefits of rehabilitation by introducing interventions, surveys, and resilience boosting treatments to foster positive behavior in youth and reduce the likelihood of recidivism in youth involved with risky behavior. The most common studies and the most effective studies are detailed later on in the paper. Methodology: The most recent research in youth at risk has taken a turn back towards recommending rehabilitation. Findings are showing that youth demonstrating resilience, having set goals for the future, and stable adult relationships can greatly reduce the likely hood that youth will become 'at-risk.' (Andrews, 2010; Carwell, 2009; Singer 2003). Research is also finding that the tough crime policies that began in the early 1980s and 1990s are both ineffective and costly. (Bekenos, 2008). The information gathered in today's research is largely qualitative because it more effective at illustrating the why and how concerning youth outcomes. (Neill, 2007). The most common research performed is convenience sampling and purposeful sampling. Convenience sample examples include surveys, interviews, and questionnaires, and they are popular with researchers because they cost efficient and allow the researcher to pick their sample intentionally. (Sullivan, 2010). Purposeful sampling is similar to convenience sampling in the fact that researchers can pick their sample intentionally, but more narrow in the fact that they are designed to gather information about a specific group of people, and it also allows for snowball sampling, so the population can increase in numbers as the sample increases. (Sullivan, 2010). For researchers learning about youth at risk, it is beneficial to use these methods because many
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times youth at risk can be hard to keep track of or rely on, as details acquired from the samples are more efficient at explaining why and how youth rehabilitation is successful. Limitations to these types of samples can have an effect on the outcomes not representing the population accurately and because there can be bias in the wording by which the survey or interview can influence the answers in the sample. (Sullivan, 2010). Despite that, research in the convenience samples regarding youth at risk and rehabilitation
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