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1# Diamond’s Post:References:- Article 1:Becher, E. H., Mcguire, J. K., McCann, E. M., Powell, S., Cronin, S. E., & Deenanath, V. (2018). Extension-Based Divorce Education: A Quasi-Experimental Design Study of the Parents Forever Program.Journal of Divorce & Remarriage,59(8), 633. Article 2:House, Jenah. “The Divorce Experiment:Do Children Matter?”Department of Political Science, 2015.Book Citation:Neuman, W. (2017). Understanding Research. Retrieved from Article 1: In a research there were only two studies that were found that were RCTs of divorce education programs where randomization and recruitment happened at the court level. The research ofdivorceeducation was an evaluating program effectiveness and University Extension programs. These Parents were in this Extensiondivorceeducation program that was developed in the 1990s. it was also called the quasi-experimentaldesignstudy. The sample was in-person class participants and a comparison sample of divorcing parents. The first goal of the research was the Independent samples tests. The Independent samples tests were conducted between the unstandardized residuals of each group. The program’s goals were results indicated positive program effects for several variables related to parenting practices, adult quality of life, self-efficacy, and parent report of child conduct problems and peer problems. Also, in this testing there were no effect for co-parenting conflict, adult social health, and child hyperactivity, and marginal program effects. But the test did show both positive and negative for co-parenting alliance, positive parenting, child emotional symptoms, and child prosocial behavior.- Article 2: In a research there were only one study and hypotheses that were found. These were People more likely to think that divorce was harder then thinking about their own children. In this research liberals will be less inclined to make divorce more difficult for their household. Then when they are thinking about children in the household than. These couples understand their status throughout these studies. Another goal for this research was the methodology. A randomized experiment within the American Family Survey was conducted on a national level (almost 3,000 respondents) in August 2015-2016. Also, this search had many Survey question: ‘[When children still live at home,] etc.….Then describe how the studies you discussed in this discussion section may help you develop your own research project either methodologically or in terms of your question/hypothesis.I believe experimental design study can show that divorce can be case by something different. experimental design study is a research process of planning to meet goals /objectives. if i Plan a experiment properly for my research paper. It change the order of the study in a positive or negative way. Experimental design study are to ensure that the right type of data and a sufficient sample size. Also show the answer for research questions clearly so i can understand.2# Jasmine’s PostReferences:Andersen, H. B., Pawlowski, C. S., Scheller, H. B., Troelsen, J., Toftager, M., & Schipperijn, J. (2015). Activating schoolyards: study design of a quasi-experimental schoolyard intervention study. BMC Public Health, 1., L. B. ., Pfeiffer, K. A. ., Maier, K. S. ., Lo, Y.-J., & Wesolek, L. S. M. . (2012). Pilot Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among Sedentary Urban Middle School Girls: A Two-Group Pretest-Posttest Quasi-Experimental Design. Journal of School Nursing, 28(4), 302-315., W. L. (2017). Understanding research (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: PearsonTopic & DesignThe first article focused on comprehensive schoolyard intervention to implement physical activity during school recess. The study was developed to assess and document children (grades 4-8) in primary schools; the study design was to implement organizational and structural changes within the physical environment. The method used for this study was built on a quasi-experimental design that used a mixed method approach that included qualitative and quantitative methods. The different types of data seems to complement each other, resulting in one part of the study informing the following part of the study. One interesting aspect of this study was the use of accelerometers in combination with GPS and GIS to effetely determine exactly where and how active students in the schoolyard are before and after the intervention. The Activating Schoolyards Study is divided into four main parts: exploratory study, effect evaluation, process evaluation, and post-intervention user-evaluation. The studies were divided into two different phases: the project development pre-study phase and, the study phase. The purpose of the studies in the pre-study was to provide input and create inspiration for the interventions, and the purpose of the second study was to evaluate the Activating Schoolyards in the terms of effect, process, and user perspective. After evaluating the effect and success of this study, it represents a new approach in the field of intervention research by its type of study design. The study brought attention to the interesting insights in the role and importance of the participatory planning process, tailoring changes to local needs and wishes, as well as the success of the schoolyard element.The purpose of the second study was to investigate and determine young girls in one school receiving nurse counseling plus an after-school physical activity club. The sample size required for this study was based on power calculations for school-based research and calculated using moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as the primary outcome. The pilot employed a two-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design, that included two middle schools located in the same urban school district. The six-month study intervention was named “Girls on the Move” that included racially diverse, sedentary, urban middle school girls that participated in three motivational, individually tailored counseling sessions with a school nurse and an after-school Physical Activity Club. Recruitment goals were met with 38 in the intervention and 35 in the control school completing baseline measures. Only one girl in the intervention school and three girls in the control school were unable to complete the 6-month measures due to family relocation to a different geographical area. Although the intervention group had a greater number of Black girls and fewer White girls than the control group, the sample in each school was racially diverse and of low SES with over 75.0% participating in the free and reduced lunch program.Made me thinkIn the first study, I like that the researchers was built on a quasi-experimental design, that used both quantitative and qualitative methods. I think by employing mixed methods into my research, I will be able to utilize the strengths of both quantitative and qualitative methods. For the second study, I liked the idea of having a school nurses that was well-recognized. She was a medical professionals who has direct involvement in the school-base, prevention-oriented intervention programs. Another thing I found interesting is that the study incorporated motivational counseling sessions. Lots of children suffer from emotional abuse, physical abuse, and so many other things that I think it by incorporating motivational counseling session could help them internally. Although physical activity can assist in making people feel better about themselves, it won’t fix what’s happening within.