The purpose of this assignment is to conduct research and apply critical thinking to report on research and respond in accordance with APA (American Psychological Association) format. The great news is this assignment is building towards your final assignment and grade.
Steps to Success:
Pick a problem or social issue: Social workers attempt to address all sorts of problems. What’s your dream job? Is there a problem or social issue that exists that you think you want to make a career out of solving? If you cannot think of one you can use the list below to get you started:
Family, Youth and Children
Pregnancy & Parenting
School Social Work
Military Social Work
Medical Social Work
International Social Work
Refugees and/or Immigrants
Crisis and Trauma
Violence, Victims and Criminal Justice
Social Issue Policy
Community Organizing /Community Services
Define the problem or social issue: Expand the issue you chose from #1.
Who is the target population? You already practiced how to do this in the last assignment (micro, mezzo, macro) – now you simply specify…
Find 2 Sources for your APA:
Find 2 articles addressing your social issue
1 addressing your social issue
1 addressing your demographics (target population)
The articles should not be more than 10 years old. See Research Module here: Locating and Accessing Your References
The articles must address a population identical to the current study being conducted.
Ex: If you are conducting research about individuals ages 18 and older, literature about children is not relevant.
The articles must address a US. population (and its territories matching the population data in the database being used). Unless you are doing Macro (nationwide) we can discuss.
Ex: If you are conducting research about individuals in the U.S. and its territories, do not use articles about research conducted in Australia.