Challenges To Cross-Cultural Research

Challenges to cross-cultural research are ample and significant. Pragmatic issues may preclude long term immersion in the culture due to financial issues or lack of sufficient time. Additionally, translation issues may make it difficult to achieve a one–to-one correspondence on questionnaire items used in multiple cultures and languages. Additionally, there are often delicate negotiations across gender, age, status, religious, and economic backgrounds that can involve power and privilege in ways that require careful and appropriate discussion to resolve ethically and to preserve the integrity of the research, researchers, and research participants. As you move forward in your future professional work, take the time to consider the challenges researchers face in light of growing need to further understand the diverse cultures in the world at large. You will find that this type of research will be critically important to further your professional growth and knowledge.

Post and explain three major challenges to conducting cross-cultural research. Then, suggest one way to solve one of the challenges.

Cultural Representation

The reading this week is   Cultural Representation

I’m asking you to watch a movie if you have a chance, as the readings are based around it. It is Paris is Burning. The only version I could find on Youtube is linked on your Moodle page, and it has Portuguese subtitles! You might be able to find another free link, or you may have seen it previously- it was on Netflix for a long time.

The readings are by Judith Butler and bell hooks, and refer to the question of how the film represents the people featured, and who does the representing.

NB: Reflect on the two readings in alignment with  Intersectionality portrayed as understandings of social locations as central to peoples lived experiences as influenced by the interaction of categories such as gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, disability/ability, migration status, etc. It further recognises that these interactions are situated within interconnected power structures including government, media and economics. Intersectionality, therefore theorises how forms of oppression and privilege such as patriarchy, racism, colonialism, homophobia and ableism arise. Intersectionality foregrounds the achievement of social justice through social processes, redistribution and equity.

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Disability Studies DQ 3

In discussing domestic violence, it is important to note that most men in this country aren’t abusive. The question emerges, however, of the role that non-violent men have in preventing violence against women.

Rus Erin Funk, author of Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men, writes “I want to see men come together to discuss these issues, and to plan how to dismantle this system of domination and control that keeps men in a position as victimizer or threat. That is our, men’s work…We have the ability to create a world where all women, children and men are safe from the threat of men’s violence.” (Funk, 1993, p. 129)

For the purposes of this discussion topic please complete the following:

  1. Watch the video: Violence against Women: it’s a Men’s Issue:
  2. Click on this link to hear spoken word artist Dasan Ahanu read his poem Can I, which he wrote while conducting sexual-assault awareness and education training with men in Durham,N.C.:
  3. Locate a web site of your choice that provides information about men’s efforts to stop violence against women.
    1. Post the web site address or create a link so that others may access the information if they desire.
    2. Provide a brief summary of the information located at the site.
  4. Respond to the following question:
    1. What role do non-violent men play in helping to prevent domestic violence? Please explain.
  5. Use proper in-text citations and references

Reference: Funk, R.E. (1993). Stopping rape: A challenge for men. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers.

Article Critique

Students will select 2 peer reviewed articles from social work journals related to social work practice with organizations /communities and the student learning outcomes described in this syllabus.  The review MUST be written using APA format (direct quotes and/or a summarization of direct quotes must be cited in APA format).  The review should not be a string of summarizations and/or direct quotes from the article, but it should also include the student’s analysis of the content read.  The 2 article reviews should run consecutively (one after the other with ONE cover page in APA format).  Please note that the articles selected should not be older than 10 years old (please do not use anything published before 2009.  Addionally, please do not recycle article reviews that you have used for previous classes.

Each article review should be a minimum of 500 words double spaced (12 Times New Roman font) in APA format (this does not include the cover page).  Please review “General Rules for Assignments” discussed in this syllabus.

Students will complete each article review by completing the steps as follows (Please use each step as headings in your review):

1. Provide the title of the article (using APA format) as your heading.

2. Discuss what the article is about (what are the main points of the article?)

3. Discuss how your chosen article relates to working with communities and organizations.

4. Discuss the various student learning outcomes that this article addresses i.e. engaging with communities, understanding the history of community work in social work, ethical issues of macro social work etc.

5. Discuss your thoughts/personal opinions regarding the articles selected.

Emotional Intelligence

Consider an organization that you have some familiarity with. This may be an organization where you currently work. Or, it may be one where you have worked in the past. Use this week’s threaded discussion to evaluate the impact of emotional intelligence on organizational behavior and workplace effectiveness in your selected organization.

Here are a couple of questions to help get you started.

What is the impact of one’s emotional intelligence on how they make decisions in an organizational setting?  Why is this important to consider and discuss?

Based on your analysis of emotional intelligence, assess the likely outcomes of organizational behavior as compared to workplace effectiveness. Why are these two ideas important to consider and discuss?

Financial Literacy Updates

Review the following the attached document for additional updates.

All references are currently at the end of each section, these references need to be cut and pasted and moved to section 7 in the document. All references must be in alphabetical order. There are a couple of references that have volume numbers, please be sure to look up these references and add the volume number. The other updates needed are listed in the document with a note. Please see each of these and make the necessary updates. A lot of them is simply typing what’s in the comments in the appropriate secitons.

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“What Is Healthy Lifestyles In Different Ages? How Should It Change?


The assignment is to propose a health intervention project that addresses a key health need. This will be in the form of a written paper due at the end of the semester. You may wish to have your intervention fall within one the key leading health indicator areas specified by the US government, below. Other areas are OK as well

Length=no more than 8-10 pages total(around 2000-2500 words), double spaced, Times New Roman font. Please use ASA citation style at or

Elements of the Project:

Title Page: title of paper, author’s name, course #, date of submission, and word count

Specific Aims: state the relevance of the research problem and need for intervention.

Significance and background: State the desired action and intervention target group or population(s) For example, decreasing cigarette smoking in teens; increasing immunization compliance for toddlers, healthy physical activity in seniors with diabetes, or other goal and population.  Provide background and prevalence data about the problem and the group, critically evaluate existing knowledge and studies about the group that identify the need for your intervention project.

Theoretical Perspective: Describe the perspective(s) that guide your project, define the key concepts, and explain how using more than one perspective can strengthen your project design.  For example, the health belief model can be applied to interventions aimed at decreasing smoking, or improving immunization compliance, or increasing activity in people with diabetes. Other perspectives can be used as well, depending on topic and populations.

Intervention Design and Methods: Describe the intervention design and the components of the intervention.  Your discussion of the intervention should address the following: describe intervention (for example, an education program on effects of cigarettes, a pediatrician comes to discuss childhood diseases to Head Start parents’ group, cooking class on making healthy foods), define the population, location of the study, number of groups, sample sizes, recruitment procedures (how will you get people involved?) human subjects protections.

Describe how you will know your interventions worked (Evaluation). Describe the key process or outcome measures and how they will be operationalized (i.e., what data will be collected, questions asked, etc.). For example will, you ask people what they thought about your program? Survey, interview, focus group? Will you give them a quiz to see if they learned the material? Or will you look at outcomes? (e.g., did they smoke, get vaccinated, lose weight, decrease blood sugar level?)

Time line

Estimated budget

References in ASA Style

Ethical Issues in Assessment and Treatment of Mental Illness in the Correctional Setting

1,050- to 1,400-words describing ethical issues that may arise in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in the correctional setting. Include the following:

  • Issues related to prescribed and non-prescribed medication
  • Issues related to choosing the correct treatment option
  • Continuity of care after release and issues with re-entry
  • Issues related to coerced versus voluntary treatment
  • Strategies for handling disruptive inmates or offenders
  • Best practices for working with mental health issues in a correctional facility

Policy Analysis

Utilizing the textbook, government websites and outside scholarly sources, students will: examine a social welfare policy of their choice and provide a written analysis of the existing policy in the chosen areas. Students will conduct extensive research surrounding this problem, including material from the textbook, updated information from websites, sources provided in footnotes (from the text), media sources, political leaders’ writing, websites, and public statements. Must be written in apa format. (1800 words and reference pg)

  1. Discuss the type of policy you have selected – Give the name of the policy and discuss what type of policy it is (i.e., residual, universal, cash benefit, means-tested etc.).
  2. Discuss how the policy helps to reduce social, economic, or environmental injustice in the USA?
  3. Discuss the history of the problem addressed by the policy

D. Discuss when and how the policy was developed (i.e., what existed before the policy and how and when the policy became what exists today by giving a timeline). E. According to research What is working with the policy and what is not working (discuss both the positive and negative outcomes of the policy)F.   In your opinion, what changes should be made to the policy to improve its effectiveness.

Risk Manage Eval


As part of the annual review conducted by the safety and compliance department at your company, several situations were identified as potentially non-compliant.

Here are some lab policy breaches that have occurred in a research lab:

  • taking the backup supply of a critical reagent without reporting to supply personnel
  • taking a careless approach to using radioactivity (or hazardous materials, including infectious materials)
  • improperly disposing of hazardous materials (e.g., dumping ethidium bromide solutions in sink)
  • wearing personal protective gloves, scrubs, or lab coat in the eating areas or bathrooms
  • using common equipment without adhering to sign-up procedures and not cleaning equipment or area when complete

These are just a few examples of behaviors that can result in lab conflicts. As an example of a possible resolution, when backup supplies of reagents are disappearing, it may become necessary to institute a system in which lab members do not have access to backup supplies, but have to tell a lab manager when they are running low on a reagent so that the lab manager can dispense from the backup and reorder.

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