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The final Research Proposal assignment for this course contains multiple parts that are due at different intervals in the course, with the final assignment due in Topic 8. Access and read the “Research Proposal Assignment Criteria” to understand each section of the assignment.

Using your selected social problem, you are to approach it through the lens of the Christian worldview (CWV).

To complete this assignment correctly, access and read Part V of the “Research Proposal Assignment Criteria.”

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

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Submit this assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 6.

SOC-480 Research Proposal

Assignment Criteria

This assignment contains multiple parts that are due at different intervals in the course, with the final assignment due in Topic 8.

Complete each section of the assignment accordingly. You will turn in each section for instructor feedback. Once you obtain feedback, make necessary revisions.

The final draft of the Research Proposal assignment is due in Topic 8.

First, select a social issue (PTSD, teen pregnancy, alcoholism, obesity, poverty, racism, etc.) that is affecting your community. You will focus on this social issue for your research proposal throughout this course. [A social issue is a situation that, left untreated, produces a negative consequence for some group, institution or individual(s)].

Next, select between the following levels of analysis for your proposal:

  • A client case study (micro level)
  • Program proposal (macro level)
  • Project proposal (mezzo level)

Lastly, you will use your selected social issue and level of analysis to complete each section of this assignment:

Part I: Needs Assessment

First, in order to analyze how current social issues develop and are perpetuated, you will need to assess your community regarding the social issue you selected.

Access and complete the “Needs Assessment Worksheet 1.”

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Turn in for instructor feedback and use the feedback to revise this section.

This assignment is due by the end of Topic 1.

Part II: Cultural Competency

Social work students need to be able to explain the cultural aspect of a social issue. In order to understand this concept, complete the “Needs Assessment Worksheet 2.”

You are required to submit the assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Submit to instructor for feedback and use the feedback to revise this section.

The assignment is due by the end of Topic 2.

 

Part III: Program Evaluation

In this section of the assignment, you will evaluate an existing program in order to develop a proposal for an effective program that meets the needs of a community. This assignment will help you learn this skill.

 

Submit to instructor for feedback. Use this feedback to revise your work.

Both assignments are due by the end of Topic 3.

 

Part IV: Literature Review

In this section, you will begin to conduct research on the selected social issue:

Access and complete the “Literature Review Worksheet” to complete this part of the assignment.

Turn in to the instructor for feedback. Use this feedback to revise your work.

This assignment is due by the end of Topic 5.

 

Part V: The Christian Worldview Essay

Using your selected social issue, you are to approach it through the lens of the Christian Worldview (CWV):

Example: alcoholism

Analyze how the CWV could influence prevention or evidence-based treatment strategies for clients dealing with the alcoholism. 

Now, following the example, use your selected social issue to address the prompts:

In an essay (750-1,000 words), address the following:

  1. Access and read the “GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work” document. GCU believes that the work of the Christian should focus on helping people deal with social issues so that the human condition can flourish.
  2. Explain how the Christian worldview could influence prevention and treatment strategies for clients dealing with the selected social issue.
  3. Explain how a social worker with a Christian worldview could assist a client struggling with the selected social issue.
  4. Explain how a social worker with the CWV can help alleviate the problems of a client living with the social issue you selected.

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

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment is due by the end of Topic 6.

 

Part VI: Data collection & Analysis Rubric

 

In this section of the assignment, you will analyze data to support your research question and hypothesis:

 

You will need to analyze the data you collected by using the provided “Data Collection and Analysis Rubric.”

While APA style is not required for the body of this assessment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Submit this assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 7.

 

Part VII: Research Proposal Final Paper

Now that you have completed each part of the assignment, you are ready to use the outline to organize your findings into a research paper (2,000-2,500 words). Use the “Research Proposal Outline” and the revised portions of each assignment in addition to the worksheets to assist you in completing this assignment.

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

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Submit this assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 8.