Eating disorders: Relationship to Emotional Invalidation in Family of Origin and Aspects of Self.
General overview of research project
This research project aims to give you training in how to design, conduct and analyse a survey which seeks to obtain data relevant for (aim of this research) understanding the role of problems in the family environment and aspects of the self in influencing the development of eating disorders. We are focusing on how one aspect of parenting behaviour, invalidation by mothers and fathers, may contribute to views of self and ultimately to disordered eating. By understanding the extent to which emotional invalidation during childhood and adolescence by either parent might have contributed to negative self- conceptions and eating disordered behaviour, intervention programs may be better designed to address these issues.
In this handout we are providing you with information about:
• Writing the report
• How to do the statistical analyses for the results
• The key to variables in the SPSS file
This research report is worth 35% of your total grade for this subject. The total length should be 2,750 words +10% The abstract and references are not part of the word count.
Overall, a suggested break down in words as is follows.
• Abstract-150 words( not part of word count)
• Introduction-850 words
• Method and Results -1000 words
• Discussion- 850 words
• The introduction plus discussion carry a much higher weight in marks.