This is an informal research project where you will be gathering the data by usi

This is an informal research project where you will be gathering the data by using the interview questionnaire provided and then writing up an analysis of your findings by integrating and applying what we have learned in class throughout the course. This is the final examination of the course.
Therefore, this is a way for you to demonstrate how much you have learned and your ability to connect course material to real-life situations. This is the entire objective of this final project–show me how much you have learned!
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PLEASE NOTE: who you choose to interview must be in their current dynamic (e.g., parenthood, divorce, cohabitation) and need to have experienced it for at least a year to provide a better perspective and cannot be related to you. Also, you CAN NOT be related to the individual OR in a romantic relationship with your interviewee. This is to avoid bias and to increase the potential for honest answers.
Also, the textbook is the only reference needed. This paper is ALL about demonstrating your ability to utilize and apply what you have learned this semester to a real-life experience. Thus, the COURSE APPLICATION WITHIN THE ANALYSIS IS CRITICAL!
Your paper should be filled with comparisons and connections to the textbook following proper APA format (authors, year, and page number).
Providing a handful of references (e.g., 3-5 citations) will NOT be satisfactory.
You should be constantly comparing your interviewee’s responses to what we have learned: how they align OR differ/do not relate. Remember this is an analysis; not only a restating of your interview notes/interviewee’s experience. This is the most consistent error I find students make on this paper.
**PLEASE NOTE: quoting definitions from the text in your work is NOT considered an application of the text.
For full information and criteria regarding this assignment, please refer to and carefully read over the attachments below:
Interview Paper Criteria
Interview Guides:
Please choose one of the following guides provided for your interview that coordinates with your choice and fill in your notes of the interview. You will need to ATTACH it to your paper.
Marriage Without Children Interview Guide Download Marriage Without Children Interview Guide
This interview guide explores marriage dynamics and outcomes in addition to its impact on the individual.
Marriage With Children Interview Guide Download Marriage With Children Interview Guide
This interview focuses on parenting with a spouse and its impact on the marriage and the parent individually.
Divorce Interview Guide Download Divorce Interview Guide
This interview explores the dynamics of divorce and its impact on the individual and children (if present).
Remarriage Interview Guide
This interview focuses specifically on remarriage and the dynamics of marrying again. It does touch on step-family issues if children are involved but it mostly explores remarriage. If step-family dynamics are what you are interested in, please see the stepparent interview.
Stepparent Interview Guide Download Stepparent Interview Guide
This interview explores step-parenting dynamics and families and the unique circumstances and situations a stepparent faces as they adjust to a new marriage and instantly have children from their spouse’s previous relationship.
Single Parenting Interview Guide Download Single Parenting Interview Guide
This interview explores single parenting and the dynamics and challenges unique to this family structure.
Cohabitation Interview Guide Download Cohabitation Interview Guide
This interview explores the fast-growing trend of premarital cohabitation and how it impacts the relationship and couples and even children if present.
PROJECT TEMPLATE PROVIDED: let me encourage you to look over this paper as it provides a visual presentation and example of the format and flow I am looking for in your work. PLEASE NOTE: the textbook cited is the one previously used in this course and does NOT apply to the current course.
Student Template Download Student Template
Checklist for the Interview Paper—please review!!
Please submit your final course project here as an attachment.
Also, make sure you cite all references and include the page number when using in-text citations from the textbook (or section if you have an e-version of the text) such as: (Lamanna et al., 2021, 359).
Also, remember to attach your interview guide with your notes on it–this too must be included in your submission, and not having it will result in a lower score.