Focus groups can provide rich, thick descriiptions of experiences, attitudes, and opinions shared by a group of individuals who have in common a shared experience about the phenomena you are studying.
Review the resources in the course and online about the challenges, advantages, and disadvantages of using focus groups as part your research methods. Consider if, for your topic, whether a focus group would be a good choice for data collection.
For this Discussion, you will explore the differences between individual interviewing and focus groups.
To prepare for this Discussion:
*Review the Learning Resources related to coding, data analysis, and focus groups.
*Review the focus group media program found in the Learning Resources and consider how you might use a focus group in collecting data for the topic of your research.
Post your explanation of:
**The difference between collecting data using individual interviews and a focus group (e.g., intent, selecting participants, conducting the interview or focus group)
**Given the topic you are currently using for your research, would you consider using a focus group for your study? Why or why not?
***My topic is: Reducing Recidivism of people on parole or probation.
Be sure to support your post reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style.
These were the information my professor gave to me to consider when wrting this paper for my final paper . also please check the example for the qualitative research and please answer inside the one that says write on me.
Is this DV valid with Autistic kids? Has it been used with
Autism is a broad diagnosis, I worry about the scale.
“Inability to communicate”, but you want them to fill out an
So is your Target Pop ALL Autistic kids? Or only those with
If your IV is CBT, you MUST have control over the CBT. You have no
idea the quality of the CBT if someone else has done this.
Your stratification does not make sense. You are proposing Gender
(2)x Type of Abuse (3?) x Parents (2)x CBT (2) = 24 different groups. If you
have theoretical reasons to use ANY of these variables for stratification you
can keep them, otherwise dump them.
The way you have written this (secondary data only) means you have
ZERO control, it is non-experimental, you do not do sampling, etc. Better study
would be to randomly assign subjects to CBT (but honestly I am wondering if you
know this work… ABA is the standard therapy for Autistic kids). Many Autistic
kids would be unable to participate in CBT..
Because you do not randomly assign kids to the intervention,
someone (like me) could say any findings are completely due to SELECTION
BIAS… kids who participated in CBT were different to start with. There is no
way for you to prove this is not true.
Limitation is not “difficult”
Module 4 Discussion – Article Evaluation
Initial Post Prompt:
Compose a 150-word response to the discussion item. Your response must be supported by details and examples. Your original response must be completed no later than the second day of this module. Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two other students no later than the fourth day of this module.
It is the 5th session of a group comprised of professional workers who have been laid off due to the Covid pandemic. Tina previously worked as an attorney for one of the major law firms in the city. Due to her current financial situation, Tina took the first job that became available to her (working at a stripclub on weekends) but is now having some second thoughts about whether she can accept the questionable practices of her new employer. Shelia asks Tina, “how can you look at yourself in the mirror while working for a place like that? I would never take a job working at a strip club. What were you thinking? As a leader, what issues would you identify in this exchange? How might you want to manage the discussion?
10-Minute Role Play Presentation script : Throughout this course you will have learned about the basic practice and professional skills in social work. Items such as attending behaviors, interviewing skills, engagement, and the importance of building a strong, collaborative, and empowering working relationship with your client have been discussed.
You will be partnered with another student in which you are to conduct a live, role-play of social worker and client. Both students will have the opportunity to play both positions.
I picked scernario B
Using the planned change process, you are to conduct:
Data collection/ assessment
When developing your role play you are required to pick a therapeutic approach and demonstrate:
The style of communication and rapport building appropriate to the approach
The key techniques and process of the approach
For example: If you are completing a role play using the solution focused approach, you would be expected to build rapport through positive language and acknowledgement of strengths. You would maintain a focus on the present, consider what’s currently working for the client and look for possible solutions for the future. You would also be expected to demonstrate key techniques (such as The Miracle Question, scaling questions and exception questions).
Students are to write a reflection and analysis paper on the role play experience.
In your final paper, you are to include:
An introduction to the role-play and scenario
The designated framework/approach you used in your role-play, explaining why this approach was selected and why it’s effective to use with the case scenario
You are to use 2 references here to validate the framework you used and why it was appropriate to use with the case scenario
Preparation required before meeting with the client
Here you are documenting what preparation as a clinician you would have to go through before the initial encounter with the client.
Full Role-Play transcript
Highlighted portions of role-play that identify parts of planned change process
Analysis of your role play that includes where you are utilizing certain techniques
Documentation of a case note from scenario using the SOAP method
Option A – Individual Work
I want you to pretend to be a CYCP in the novel Scarborough assigned to work with one of the characters. Please choose the character that you are most drawn to – the character that you feel compelled by – and complete the following components of this paper.
1. A small one-paragraph introduction overviewing what you are about to explore in your paper.
2. Invent yourself into the novel as a CYCP. Offer a description of who you are as this CYCP in the book Scarborough. You might work alongside Hina, perhaps in the school, in the shelter, as a community-based worker, and/or as an in-home parent support worker. It is completely up to your imagination. In this component offer a description of who you are as this invented character – offer your backstory, your role, and the type of work that you do (approximately one to two paragraphs).
3. As this CYCP, assigned to work with your character, overview three theories and apply them to your character and the work you might do with them. For each theory used, please provide the following:
a. A summary of that theory overviewing the main concepts,
b. Explain how that theory helps you understand your chosen character,
c. Examples of the work you might do with this character using that theory as a guide.
(Each theory used should be about three paragraphs or one page – this component overall should be about three to four pages).
Each paper should be between 4 and 6 double spaced 12-point font pages with approximate/suggested page allotment included above. Papers should be written in APA-6thformatting with proper citations incorporated.
Theories to be used will be below.
Please have access to the novel, as it must be a descriptive connection from the experinces the child faces to the course theory.
I believe sylvie or laura are one of the easiest children to relate course concepts too
For the final reflective assignment you will need to write an 8-10 page (double spaced) paper that identifies 4 concepts from ANY course that you have taken during the SJCE Masters program. For each concept, you will need to identify the SJCE course where you learned about the concept, explain the concept with the support of relevant academic references, and then articulate how you see that concept as applicable to your service-learning experience.
You will want to start the paper with an introduction that describes what you did in your placement, and then gives an overview of the four concepts you will be discussing.
Then you will discuss each of the four concepts in turn (as described above), and then finish off the essay with a conclusion and a reference list.
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF M .A STUDENTS IN Ontario
Graduate education in Ontario, Case study
Internationalization within Social Justice and Community Engagement at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Why the Wilfrid Laurier has less International Students as Compared to other Ontario Universities.
This affects the Social Justice Program even though it is aim is to provide fairness and equity to everyone.
Analyze the negative impacts of internationalization on Social Justice and Community Engagement at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Please use these concepts for the assignment.
Course: Social Justice Practitioner’s tool kits
Sources to read from
Indigenous Action (2014). Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex. Available: http://www.indigenousaction.org/accomplices-not-allies-abolishing-the-ally-industrial-complex/
Smith, Jackson & Puckett, Cassandra & Simon, Wendy. (2015). Indigenous allyship toolkit: An overview.
Reynolds, V. (2013). “Leaning in” as imperfect allies in community work. Narrative and Conflict: Explorations in theory and practice, 1(1), 53-75.
Richardson, C., & Reynolds, V. (2012). “Here we are amazingly alive”: Holding ourselves together with an ethic of social justice in community work. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies 1:1-19.
2. Justice-doing in organizations
Course: Social Justice Practitioner’s tool kits
Sources to Read from
Sarang, A., Ocampo, M., Durbin, J., Strike, C., Chandler , C., Connelly, J., Berkley , N., Hanson, E. (2009). How we do it: Across Boundaries’ anti-racist, holistic, service delivery model. Across Boundaries, Toronto, Ontario.
Alexander, M. (2008). An integrated anti-oppression framework for reviewing and developing policy: A toolkit for community service organizations. Springtide Resources.
3. Making research as a habit as social justice advocate
Course: Social Justice Research.
4, the concept of following process.
Course: Social Justice Community Placement.
Write at least two to three-page paper, using APA format, cite work, and include a reference page.
Find one article where the researcher used an inductive approach to research, read the article, and provide a summary. Then find one article where the researcher used a deductive approach. Attach both research articles to the assignment. Then do a comparison between the two types of research you found in your articles. Answer: Why did one researcher use a deductive approach and the other use an inductive approach?
The aasignment here is an evalution study proposal assignment my assignment directions are included as well as additional guidance on the sections and a template that should be used. My Literature review is included and my research question is as follows My research question is as follows; “Do incarcerated African American women, who are involved in the family reunification program at Yaphank Correctional facility have an increase in positive relationships with their children?”. Everything is specific and included that I need the only section I do not need completed is the literature review as I have included it. the whole paper should be 7-9 pages
Spacing: double-space for normal text, while tables and reference list are single-spaced
Normal Font: Times Roman 12 point, Arial 12 point or Courier New 12 point
Cover page: includes title, author, institution
Content sections: at least the following sections must be included, although your titles may vary.
Establishment of the problem or research question. The research question in how the pandemic has impacted the behavior of children and adolescents
Literature review: this should be an essay and not cut-and-paste of annotated bibliography summary. Use of subheading for review of research on themes helps..
Hypothesis, if it is a quantitative study; if it is descriptive or qualitative, define study objectives only.
Research design, with brief description (e.g.: say not only “this will be a quasi-experimental study” or “this is an ethnographic study”; state also the reasons for this design). Clearly identify your sampling method and explain why you selected this.
Data gathering procedures, with example of instrument(s) if possible (the instruments samples usually go as appendixes): pick only one research and data collection method and do it well–no mixed methods for this proposal.
Consideration of ethical issues.
Quantitative studies: statistical analysis; describe what statistical procedures you will use and for what. Qualitative studies: what procedures you will use for analysis, categories (e.g.coding system).
References, listed in alphabetical order. Only references cited in text are used.
Appendixes: additional elements such as instruments, forms and letters.
Grammar and style norms: APA Style (see references in Module 06 content)
Written in future tense, and impersonal, removal of “I” or “we” and personal experience; as if the study would be performed after approval of the proposal.
References: at least 10 scholarly references cited in text within 10 years on your research topic (does not include Babbie or references on methods).
This final assignment will culminate the learning of this course and will be built on the previous assignments. For your Signature Assignment, you will analyze the impact of a current problem on individuals, families, and communities. In this analysis, please work on the Grand Challenges problem/issue you began addressing in Week 1. Because the earlier assignments lead to this one, it is vital to integrate the feedback you have received from your professor into this assignment.
1 — Write an introduction that describes how the chosen social problem is defined
What are the observable signs by which this problem can be known?
What is the prevalence of the problem (locally, statewide, nationally)?
Who is affected by the problem? What specific groups or individuals?
Is the problem increasing or decreasing? Why?
Does the problem obstruct social justice?
Does this problem relate to your agency? If so, how?
2 — Provide a historical overview of the problem
How did it become a recognized social problem?
What values or ideology led the issue to be defined as a problem?
Discuss your chosen problem/issue within the context of social welfare and identify particular agencies that could best help the individual/family experiencing the social problem/issue.
3 — Identify the purported cause(s) of the social problem and the most serious issues associated with it
How is the social problem identified and defined? By whom?
Are there alternative ways to define this problem? Provide an example.
Do different groups disagree over the causes and extent of the social problem, and the best way to resolve this issue?
4 — Discuss the strengths of the affected population (the persons who are experiencing the social problem) and what impact do these strengths have on the social problem
Do others acknowledge these strengths?
How can these strengths be incorporated into problem-solving measures?
What strengths of the social system exist that pertain to this social problem?
5 — Identify a social policy or program developed to address the social problem
6 — Provide a brief overview of the literature
Examine the relevant literature and the best ways to intervene in this issue at the micro-level of social work practice.
Examine the relevant literature and discuss ways to intervene in this issue through mezzo social work practice.
Examine the relevant literature and discuss ways to intervene in this issue at the macro-level of social work practice.
7 — Identify social work values and ethical standards that are relevant to this issue. Describe a potential ethical dilemma and discuss how you would resolve that dilemma.
8 — Conclude by indicating how you as a future Master Social Worker would advocate on behalf of the family or individual (e.g., what would you advocate for, what dimension (level of practice) would you advocate at (micro, mezzo, or macro), and what would your advocacy entail).
Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 10-12 pages, not including title and reference pages