identitytalks · 02/04/2021 20:55
I'm doing a 'politics, society and policy' course.
I'm in 3rd year and working on my dissertation.
My main topic is alcoholism. I wanted to let explore 'Did Covid 19 lockdown have a larger impact on alcoholics compared to general population of the UK.'
I'm so confused though. I'm obviously doing a qualitative research. I can't figure out what to include in my dissertation.
CuthbertDibbleandGrubb · 02/04/2021 21:05
One thing occurs to me is if Alcoholics Anonymous meetings took place, or not, as this will have had an impact. Or if people still attended. I think they were permitted under the rules for the November restrictions, not sure about the others.
The other is access to alcohol- shops were open but pubs were not.
Giraffapuses · 02/04/2021 21:07
Good question and topic op. I actually think you might just want to think about which impacts of alcoholism you want to track. Impacts could be isolation, criminal activity, debt, relationship breakdown. Obviously the essay would then compare the impact of these factors in alcoholics pre pandemic and during the pandemic.
Allllchange · 02/04/2021 21:09
I don't think you can prove that. You couldn't get a big enough demographic with a qualitative survey to see if it did as there are too many factors like employment, health, family make up, living conditions, finances etc. You need to narrow it down significantly. Maybe you could look at how covid-19 has affected alcoholics in regards to emotional well-being/health/alcohol use etc? Or the general populations relationship with alcohol as there are more people now seeking treatment for liver related diseases for the first time than before.
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