What is stress? • Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way.
Stress Response • the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction
What role does sociology play? • Can help understand… • Why people get stressed out • The common tendencies of stressful situations • The ways to avoid stress • Response of individuals/groups to stress • Social factors that contribute to stress
Possible Theories? • To learn how teenagers recognize when their stress levels are out of control • To learn what triggers teenagers to feel ‘stressed out’ • To learn which stress response (flight or fight) is more common among teenagers • To learn what social factors contribute to stress
Survey • Make sure your survey questions match your research objectives. (why you intend to conduct your survey research before you are able to properly write survey questions) • Understand your research participants. • Use natural and familiar language.
Open-Ended • Allows participants to respond in any way they choose
Close-ended • Particpants choose from a limited number of responses predetermined by the researcher
Multiple Choice • What is your current martial status? (select one) • Single • Married • Civil Union • Divorced • Separated • Widowed
Categorical • What is your gender? • Male • Female
Likert-Scale • Attitudes or feelings about something • How important do youthink SAT scores are to a college student’s succes? (seclet one) 1 2 3 4 5 Not very important Extremely Important
Ranking • Please rank the importance of the following qualities in a team leader. • (Please fill in your rank order in the spaces provided using the numbers 1 through 5) • A team leader that is sincere • A team leader that gets resources for the team • A team leader that is an advocate for the team • A team leader that is a strong disciplinarian • A team leader that is a good motivator
Data Output for Question Types: • Each question type produces a different output on the analysis side. Depending on how you are going to use your data, this output may factor into your decision which question type to use.