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Consider the Environment, The Lead Paint Study Lead Paint Study Worksheet Principle Definition (in your own words) How they followed the principle (if applicable) How they did not follow the principle (if applicable) Social Value In the study to have Social Value, the research must show how it can improve the health of the people involved in the study. We need to see a better understanding of how to generate the information. The study would have followed the principle of Social Value in Baltimore because of the levels of lead paint that were used in the homes. “Housing advocates estimate that more than 90% of houses in East Baltimore's lower-income neighbourhoods are contaminated by lead paint- it seemed reasonable to try and find out if lead reduction and removal efforts might truly facilitate stop lead poisoning” (“Lead Paint Study”, n.d.). The study was speculated to show the consequences of youngsters living within the homes that had low levels of lead. This was compared to those who moved into the area and started showing high levels of lead. If you look at the initial commitment of the research it showed that it had social value in it. Later the implementation of the research did not show social value. The study focused more on healthier kids that moved into homes with lead during the study. It showed that there was an increase of lead in the children’s blood levels versus the children that were already living in homes during the study. Scientific Validity Scientific validity means the The study had a lot of © Copyright 2015 College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. All rights reserved.
Consider the Environment, The Lead Paint Study Lead Paint Study Worksheet research being done will result in useful results and help to produce or increase knowledge. scientific validity, “the point was to show, in a neighbourhood where 95% of the houses contain lead and 35% of the kids have lead poisoning, that with some repairs, you could move into a house like this and stay and not get lead- poisoned” (Lewin, 2001). The study had a total of 5 groups that were planned to test the question at hand. The study utilized 2 control groups, the one study group had all of the lead hazards removed and one study group never had lead paint on their home. The other three groups were homes that received various levels of repairs to their homes. “25 had minimal repairs,

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