Adolescent Behaviors related to Social Media

The Quantitative Research Studies: Part 2 paper


 Topic of Interest : Adolescent Behaviors related to Social Media

Quantitative Research Studies

Please see my three quantitative articles below. Thank you.

  1. Carlyle, K. E., Guidry, J. P. D., Williams, K., Tabaac, A., & Perrin, P. B. (2018). Suicide conversations on Instagram™: contagion or caring? Journal of Communication in Healthcare11(1), 12.

The above article collected over 500 samples from Instagram posts two years prior to publishing it’s results to examined how suicide-related posts were portrayed, the extent to which these posts adhered to World Health Organization media guidelines (Links to an external site.) for preventing contagion, and how caring was represented. According to the NurseKillam video(2013), the researchers used the intervention method to provoke a measurable result and it was randomized controlled trial, because there was in intervention, control group and random sample. This article did not meet the qualitative research characteristics because there weren’t any explanations of individuals experiences of and cultures or particular issues (ChrisFlipp, 2014). It was just an experiment.

  1. Geckle, J. (2016). Use of multimedia or mobile devices by adolescents for health promotion and disease prevention: A literature review. Pediatric Nursing, 42(4), 163.

Geckle (2016) summarized a literature review that showed how adolescents phone ownership increased from ages 14-17 at a 97% rate in the United States. Because this is a specific group of teens (adolescents) and a specific age group, then this quantitative study (Coughlan and Ryan, 2007). The method used for this review was also a systematic review, there were a total of  16 articles reviewed  and there was a combination of solely quantitative and mixed-method research studies.

  1. Sanalan, V., & Taslibeyaz., E. (2019). Discovering Generation Z. Proceedings of the Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, 84–88.

This study is an attempt to investigate the new generation born after 1997, also known as a generation “Z”. For this study there were 882 students that volunteered to fill out the online questionnaire, this was the fist indicator that this was a quantitative research article however, this article covers both mixed method designs (NurseKillam, 2013) qualitative and quantitative. Quantitative data were collected by “New Generation Characteristics” Scale which was created, applied and was analyzed. Then, 10 students, who showed the characteristics of Generation-Z were determined by the scale. The qualitative data of the study were also collected by an interview form.


ChrisFlipp. (2014, January 15). Qualitative vs. quantitative (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from

Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., & Ryan, F. (2007). Step by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: Quantitative research. British Journal of Nursing, 16(11), 658-663.

NurseKillam. (2013, November 12). Quantitative research designs: Descriptive non-experimental, quasi-experimental or experimental? (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from

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