Social Work and Human Services

Order Instructions/Description

. Explain the concepts (1) qualitative analysis and (2) quantitative analysis by
Answering the following questions. Use one journal article and Rubbin and Babbie , ~the
(20111 in your answer.
(a) Give a definition (in your own words) of each. Use deductive reasoning to 1
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Formulate the definition (2 references minimum).
(b) The three DVDs on research designs address the use of qualitative and
quantitative collection and analysis. List 3 lessons you learned from the ·
(c) DUVseD a.n example to discuss how qualitative analysis informs quantitative
data collection.
Rubin and Babbie (2011) explain specific terms. Discuss each term and provide
an example from class discussions, journal articles or research reports. Use at
least two journal articles and refer to chapters in your text.
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ii. Concept mapping
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iii. Correlational studies
iv. Historical analysis
v. Frequency distribution
vi. Cultural bias
vii. Participants in study
viii. Measurement
ix. Peer consultation
3. Participatory Action Research (PAR) is used in social work. Answer the
following questions about the method and use the document Participatory Action
Evaluation Model for HIV!Services in Rural East Texas developed by Oliphant,
Young and Guevara (2012) and Johnston-Goodstar (2013):
(a) What are the most of important principles ofthe PAR? Use a self-study
journal article to answer this question.
(b) In your opinion what are the benefits of PAR in a rural area? Provide an
example of the PAR model as applied in a rural context.
(c) Explain the principle ” The client/participant is the expert” in PAR
(d) Provide one paragraph critique of the PAR.

Rubin and Babbie (2011) explain specific terms. Discuss each term and provide
an example from class discussions, journal articles or research reports. Use at
least two journal articles and refer to chapters in your text.
i. Variables CV!~~~ 1 ~£> t’1}- ~ 1 ~
ii. Concept mapping
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iii. Correlational studies
iv. Historical analysis
v. Frequency distribution
vi. Cultural bias
vii. Participants in study
viii. Measurement
ix. Peer consultation
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4. Research can influence and change social work in rural areas. Research projects
and results can be presented in different formats. Answer the following questions
about the formats:
(a) Identify 3 formal ways how an advanced generalist practitioner can
disseminate data
(b) Explain the importance of a formal structure for the report as outlined by
Rubin and Babbie (2011)- Tip: Chapter 23
(c) Results can inform and change practice. 0 se one of the following methods
of dissemination to explain how research can inform and change practice.
(Remember to identify the specific format):
i. A presentation you attended this semester/ an online presentation
(webinar) I presentation available on D2L
u. A conference you attended this-semester
Iii. A research article you read this semester for any of your MSW
classes
IV. A research report you read this semester
5. Data collection is a systematic process through which evidence is collected.
Answer the following two questions about data collection:

t a) 1 ne rouowmg are memoas or aa[a cuHt::cuuu. u1 vt: w1 t:xplwi<:~.uull u1 c<:~.”‘u,
indicate if it is quantitative or qualitative or mixed methodology, and
provide an example of each. You can find the examples in class notes,
class discussions, self-study articles, research reports and the textbook.
Use at least two journal articles for this question.
i. Focus groups
ii. Interview with open questions
iii. Survey (Yes/No answers and open-ended questions)
iv. A community needs assessment survey
v. Observations
vi. Research cafes
(b) Explain the method of data collection in your research project. Identify the
reasons why you selected a specific design.
6. Graduate social work students must have knowledge about several important
research issues impacting participants (IRB and NASW Codes of Ethics). Use
one article as well as your modules from the CITI training to explain the
following: