PCN 540 Week 2 Research Question

This assignment is one in a
progression of assignments that will move you toward your final research
proposal. Refer to the Final Research Proposal document for information about
the final proposal.


Utilizing the same type of treatment
that you began researching in Topic 1 (i.e., individual treatment, group
treatment, or family treatment with male adolescents who have received a
diagnosis of conduct disorder), write a paper (500-750 words) addressing the


  1. Identify one research question that you would like to
    explore in your final project that is related to this type of treatment
    (individual, group, or family therapy) for conduct disorder. For example,
    you might be interested in evaluating the client’s perceptions of the
    treatment process and/or the outcome of the treatment experience, or
    comparing an outcome of this type of treatment with that of another form
    of treatment (e.g., military-type boot camps, peer-support groups,
    multifamily versus single-family therapy). 


  1. Identify who you would like to include as the sample in
    your study. How would you identify them, select them, and assure
    compliance with ethical expectations regarding informed consent?


  1. Identify your dependent variable(s) and the measure(s)
    you would use to evaluate the variable(s). Describe and explain why you
    are selecting them. What is the known reliability and validity of the
    measure(s)? If not known, how would you go about developing your own
    measure(s) and assessing the measurement reliability and some form(s) of
    validity? (Hint: Measuring behaviors and using tools that have been in
    prior research are good ways to offer replication with a change in some
    variable that adds to the understanding of the area in question.)


Include at least two scholarly
references in addition to the textbook in your paper.


Prepare this assignment according to
the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success
Center. An abstract is not required.


You are required to submit this
assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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