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BSHS 435 Week 1 Scientific
Method and Steps in Scientific Inquiry Paper

Research in the University Library to locate a journal
article that describes academic research studies related to human services
management.

Write a 700- to 1,050- word
paper describing the scientific method and the steps in scientific inquiry.
Address each of the following in your paper:


  • Define the
    scientific method. How does it relate to human services research?

  • What are the
    steps in the scientific method of inquiry or research process? Why must
    each of these steps be included to support the scientific method? Briefly
    discuss how the scientific research method was applied in the article you
    found.

  • Summarize
    how scientifically sound research (in other words, applying scientific
    method) supports the function of a human services manager.



Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 1 Quantitative and
Qualitative Research Methods Paper

Research in the University Library to locate a
research peer-reviewed article that used both qualitative and quantitative
research methods.

Write a 700- to 1,050- word
paper describing and comparing quantitative and qualitative research methods:


  • Define
    appropriate academic research.

  • Define
    quantitative research and qualitative research. Explain how they differ
    and relate each to the human services field and the scientific method.

  • Describe how
    to decide whether to use a quantitative or qualitative research
    methodology. Provide examples of what sort of study is appropriate for
    each methodology and explain why.

  • Define mixed
    method research and describe its strengths. Provide an example of when it
    is appropriate to apply mixed method research in the human services field.

  • Identify an
    ethical issue in research that was addressed in the article.



Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 2 Sampling and Data
Collection in Research Paper

Read Ch.
5 and Ch. 7 of Applied Social Research.

Complete theUniversity
of Phoenix Material:Sampling and Data Collection in Research Paper.

Sampling
and Data Collection in Research Paper


 

Refer to Ch. 5 and 7 of Applied Social
Research

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper
describing observation and measurement as they relate to human services
research.

 

Address each of the
following points in your paper:

 

1.    
Sampling

·        
What
is the purpose of sampling?

o   
What are the fundaments of
sampling?

o   
Give an example (identifying the characteristics) of one type of
probability and nonprobability sampling presented in Ch. 6 of Applied Social Research.

·        
How
can you avoid bias when selecting samples for human services research?

2.    
Data Collection

·        
Describe
the scales of measurement used in research.

·        
What
are the types of reliability? Provide examples of the types of reliability as
they apply to human services research or to human services management research.

·        
What
are the types of validity? Provide examples of these types of validity as they
apply to human services research or to human services management research.

·        
Why
is it important to ensure that data collection methods and instruments are both
reliable and valid?

·        
What
are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following:

o   
Telephone surveys

o   
Online surveys

o   
Focus groups

o   
Surveys via websites

·        
Which
of the above examples of survey research you would like to use if you were
collecting data, and why?

 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines and include at least two references. 


 

 

BSHS 435 Week 2Literature Review

Read Ch.
4 of Practical
Research Planning and Design.


Complete theUniversity
of Phoenix Material:Literature Review.

Literature Review

 

Refer to Ch. 4 of Practical Research Planning and Design.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400- word paper as
a Learning Team, reviewing literature related to the research title selected by
the Learning Team in Week 1. Include the following sections in the Literature
Review:

 

I.     
Introduction

 

Describe
the research question (identify the problem area) and discuss why it is an
important study.

 

II.    
Synthesis of Information

 

a.    
Use critical thinking to
synthesize and evaluate the information you have gathered during your research.
Use this section to emphasize important ideas and trends identified in
the literature, and explain their importance.

 

b.   
Consider the following
information:

 

1.    
The importance of the topic may be established by citing statistics that
indicate how many individuals are affected by the particular problem.

2.    
Start with a conceptual definition of a key variable, followed by
statements and statistics emphasizing the importance of the problem area.

3.    
Write a topic-by-topic description of relevant research. Provide major
and minor subheadings to guide readers through a long literature review.

4.    
Identify issues or areas where research evidence is inconclusive or
contradictory.

5.    
Discuss any implications or needs for further studies identified in your
research.

 

III.   
Conclusion

 

a.    
Discuss how the synthesis of information supports the learning team’s
research question. 

 

b.   
Identify areas that require additional research. Where is there a lack of
information from synthesis of information? What additional information might be
helpful to fully answer the Learning Team’s research question?

 

IV.  
Statement of the Research
Problem


 

State
the research problem selected by your Learning Team and approved by the
instructor in week one.

 

V.   
References

 

Include
a minimum of 10 references relevant to your chosen research topic, identified
during your research in the University library.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines. Include a title page and a reference page (No abstract is
necessary). 

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 3 Correlation as a
Measure of Association Summary

Create a 350- to 700- word summary of correlation as
a measure of association, including the following topics:


  • Describe
    correlation as a measure of association.

  • Describe
    different methods of establishing correlation between variables and
    provide an example for each.

  • Explain the
    advantages and disadvantages of each method and where each must be
    applied.

  • Provide
    particular circumstances and examples in which a researcher may want to
    establish correlation.



Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 3 Journal
Article Critique Paper

Complete the University of Phoenix Material:Journal Article Critique
Paper.

Journal Article Critique Paper

 

Read the following articles, available
on your student website:

 

·        
“A Nurse’s Guide to the Critical Reading of Research “

·        
“Step-by-Step Guide to Critiquing Research, Part 1: Quantitative Research”

 

Select a peer-reviewed journal
article about a quantitative research study related to human services
management that is also related to the Research Proposal topic selected by your
Learning Team. Make sure the article includes information on statistics.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400- word paper
critiquing your chosen journal article.

 

Include the following
information in your summary and
critique of the journal article:

 

·        
A brief summary of what the
research is about

 

·        
Evaluate the
Introduction/Literature Review.

 

o   
Comment on the statement of
the research problem, question or hypothesis; organization, flow and content of
the literature review; and rationale or importance of the study

 

·        
Evaluation on the Methodology:


 

o   
Comment on the sample size,
sampling method, measures/data collection instrument and method used

 

·        
Evaluation of the Research
Design:

 

o   
Is the design appropriate to
address the research question? 

o   
Were the independent variable(s)
and dependent variable(s) clearly identified?

o   
Identify the independent
variable(s) and dependent variable(s).

 

·        
Evaluation of Descriptive
Statistics:

 

o   
Identify and discuss the
descriptive statistics used to describe the data. 

o   
Do you think the methods used
to describe the data are appropriate and sufficient? Provide reasons for your
response?

 

·        
Evaluation of
Discussion/Conclusion:

 

o   
Are there any limitations
identified in the article?  If so,
discuss how they were addressed.

o   
Are the any ethical issues identified
in the article?  If so, discuss how they
were addressed.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines; including a title page and a reference page (No abstract is
necessary). 

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 4 Statistical Analyses
Paper

Research in the University Library for a peer-reviewed research
article related to human services that uses inferential statistical analysis.
For example, you might search social work and quantitative
research
 or peer counseling and quantitative research. Be sure that your results include
statistics using inferential analysis.


  • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing statistical
    analyses used in the selected study. Include the following in your paper:


    • Summarize in 100 to 150 words what the research
      study discussed in the article is about. Provide a complete citation here
      for the article using APA format.

    • Discuss in 250 to 400 words the statistical
      analyses in the article.


      • Does the article incorporate graphs or tables that
        facilitate understanding of the data?

      • What descriptive statistics were used in the
        study? Are the descriptive statistical analyses appropriate for the
        subject?

      • Identify the inferential statistics used, and
        comment on whether the analyses support the research problem or
        hypothesis. (For example, do they support the conclusions reached by the
        author or authors? Are the statistics misleading or biased?)





Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines and include a title page and a reference page (no abstract
is necessary).

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 4 Research Evaluation
Paper

Research in the University Library to locate at least
two research studies on human services management that provide examples of the
two types of evaluation research.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about research
evaluation. Include the following topics in your paper:


  • Describe
    research evaluation and why it is important.

  • Describe the
    two types of evaluation research and provide examples for each type from
    the research studies you located in the University Library.

  • Identify at
    least one example for each of the following topics that you plan to use
    for your research proposal due on Week Five:


    • Formative research

    • Proximal goal

    • Long-term goal




Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines and include a title page and a reference page (No abstract
is necessary).

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 5 Research Proposal

Read “A 15-Step Model for Writing a Research Proposal” in this
week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.


  • Submit a 2,800- to 3,500- word research proposal on a
    human-services-related topic of your choice. Include the following:


    • Title page

    • Abstract

    • Introduction and literature review:


      • Refer to the Learning Team assignments for Week
        Two: Research Problem and Literature Review.

      • Make sure that this section address the following:


    • Background information on the topic area

    • Scope/rationale for the proposal or importance of
      the study

    • Statement of the research question
      /hypothesis/research problem

    • Methodology


      • Participants or target population (age, gender,
        inclusion and exclusion criteria, and so on)

      • Recruitment and informed consent process

      • Sampling method and sample size

      • Research design, including independent variable(s)
        and dependent variable(s)

      • Instrumentation or data collection methods
        (including data collection time points, reliability and validity)


    • Proposed data analyses


      • Descriptive statistics

      • Inferential statistics

      • Predicted findings


    • Timeline for the proposed study

    • References




Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines and include a title page and a reference page (No abstract
is necessary).

 

 

BSHS 435 Week 5 Descriptive and
Inferential Statistics Applications Presentation

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Descriptive and
Inferential Statistics Applications Presentation.

 

Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Applications Presentation

 

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft®
PowerPoint® presentation on descriptive and inferential statistics.

 

The course instructor will assign
a different data set to each Learning Team. All data sets are available on the
student website.

 

Refer to this course’s reading
material and at least two scholarly sources from the University Library.
Incorporate the following elements into your presentation:

 

·        
Introduction

 

o    Introduce the Learning Team members and the data set that the team
will present.

o    Identify the variables in the data set and discuss each variable’s
level of measurement classification (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio).

 

·        
Descriptive Statistics

 

o    Define descriptive statistics and discuss at least two examples of
descriptive statistics.

o    Explain how descriptive statistical analysis increases
understanding of the data.

o    Conduct using Microsoft® Excel® functions at
least two descriptive statistics using your data and summarize and interpret
the results (you can include tables or graphs in your slides).

o    Explain why the two descriptive statistics you conducted are
appropriate for the data.

 

·        
Inferential Statistics

 

o    Define statistical inference and include and explain at least two
original statistical calculations.

o    Explain how inferential statistical analysis increases understanding
of the data.

o    Conduct using Microsoft® Excel® functions at
least two inferential statistics using your data and summarize and interpret
the results.

o    Explain why the two descriptive statistics you conducted are
appropriate for the data.

 

·        
Conclusion and References

 

Format your presentation consistent
with APA guidelines.

 

Prepare to answer questions from your
classmates and the facilitator and to discuss your presentation.
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