Psychoacoustic Desensitization Reprocessing: A Case Study

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A research study at FearNoMore clinic has discovered a new method of therapy called Psychoacoustic Desensitization Reprocessing, which is claimed to be just as effective as medicine to cure anxiety and other fearful thoughts associated with fear.

One of the principles this research methodology falls into is Replicability, which states that findings must be capable of being replicated following the same research method. We can only be certain in a claim if it has been tested in numerous different ways and all of them conclude the same result. In the article it mentions that Dr. Zoosk and his colleagues have replicated the findings from the PDR at their clinic in two different conclusions. This research methodology does a good job practicing
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It was a sampling bias since it is not representative of the overall population. Sampling bias means the sample does not represent the features of the general population. The participants in this study were 250 Caucasian adults between the ages 18-35. This methodology has purposeful selection by the Dr.Zoosk and his colleague. Selection bias can lead a study to result in a controlled result from what you would have gotten if you selected the entire target population. There was selection bias on the race which was chosen for this particular study, as well as the age groups were also limited to 18-35, which doesn’t give much dependability on the study. If there was variations of age and race within the sample population being observed, the study might of shown a completely different outcome. Bias in the study leads to unrepresentative outcomes. To fix this, select a random sample that has relevant features of the target, even though you don’t always know which features will turn out to be …show more content…
Reactivity is an occurrence in which the responses and behaviors are influenced by their awareness that they are part of a research study. It is believed to be a possible risk to the research validity of a study’s findings. In this research study, the participant’s behavior could of possibly enhanced since they knew they were being observed or the advantage of providing the results from the study from the self-report tool, which they can control. The participants were mindful of the purpose behind the study; therefore they could have altered their responses from negative to positive. It is a part of the normal human aspiration to be observed in the best promising sight, and not be judged in a negative way. The hypotheses of patients being reassured from their anxiety could have significantly made an impact since; the results were measured from the self-report tool. In addition, participants are providing information that the therapist would desire. This doesn’t give an honest representation of the behaviors’ that are actually being observed. To fix this, when the researcher sets up an experiment, there should be no self-reporting tools and should trust only information they gather from the research. In addition, reactivity has to be taken for consideration and compensated for in the

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