Research Paper

Each student will be responsible for writing a 15-page research paper (excluding Appendices or References) using APA format (6th edition) and containing the following sections:

  1. Purpose/Background/Problem
  2. Conceptual Context
  3.   Research Question
  4. Description of Methodology (Recruitment of Sample, Data Collection & Analysis)
  5. Results
  6. Discussion (including ethical issues and trustworthiness)
  7. Implications for Social Work Research, Practice and Policy
  8. Appendices (include field notes, transcripts, themes)

*The first three sections of the final paper are basically the same as the material submitted before the data were gathered and analyzed. They need to be revised here to reflect any changes in the project since that time and feedback that you received from your instructor. The bulk of the final paper will be the write-up of the results of the project. In addition, the paper should include a discussion section (including discussion of any ethical issues raised by the project, and discussion of the threats to the trustworthiness of the results), and some discussion of implications for social work.

*Students must include appendices that include the consent form, interview guide, and the details of the codes and data analysis. Students do not need to submit any transcripts.

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Gerontology Abuse

There have been many reports regarding abuse happening in nursing homes and the level of care is not up to par or not even up to standards guided by various medical boards and institutions. Oftentimes many families are left caring for their parents in their home without adequate and around the clock medical care due to the gerontology abuse that happens so often in many nursing home facilities. Why do you think there is so much gerontology abuse that happens in nursing home facilities and what can be done to stop it?

You must create one original post weekly based on the reading, video, article, etc. / 250 words minimum for original post

Your posts in the discussion should exhibit careful thought as if you were already working in the field as a Human Service professional.

SOCW 6311 Wk 9 Discussion: Reporting A Process Evaluation

SOCW 6311 wk 9 Discussion: Reporting a Process Evaluation

300 to 500 words questions in bold then the answers All resources given in text citations and full references need to be in 7th addition APA format

Just as in needs assessments, interviews and focus groups are common tools for obtaining information about the processes involved in the implementation of programs. Process evaluation should include specifics about purpose, questions which the evaluation will address, and methods that social workers will use to conduct evaluations.

Review the many examples of process evaluation results described in Chapter 8 of Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books, or in the optional resources. Select an example of a process evaluation that produced valuable information. Compare the description of those results with the Social Work Research Qualitative Groups case study located in this week’s resources..

Post a description of the process evaluation that you chose and explain why you selected this example. Describe the stage of program implementation in which the evaluation occurred, the informants, the questions asked, and the results.

Based upon your comparison of the case study and the program evaluation report that you chose, improve upon the information presented in the case study by identifying gaps in information.

Fill in these gaps as if you were the facilitator of the focus group.

Clearly identify the purpose of the process evaluation and the questions asked.


Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Chapter 8, “Improving How Programs and Practice Work” (pp. 167–207)

Becker, L.A. (1999). Statistical and clinical significance.

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Social Work Process Recording


A process recording is a written tool field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty use to examine the dynamics of social work interactions in time. Process recordings can help in developing and refining interviewing and intervention skills. By conceptualizing and organizing ongoing activities with social work clients, you are able to clarify the purpose of interviews and interventions, identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, and improve self-awareness. The process recording is also a useful tool in exploring the interpersonal dynamics and values operating between you and the client system through an analysis of filtering the process used in recording a session.

For this Assignment, you will submit a process recording of your field education experiences specific to this week.

(Agency is a job placement agency for senior citizens and needs to be 2 pages long)==>Assignment

  • Introduction
  • Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client.
  • Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue, including social work practice or theories, and explain how it might relate to engagement covered this week.
  • Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
  • Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording.
  • Conclusion


Ethical Thinking In The Liberal Arts

TOPIC: Ethical Theory & Application Paper

In a 1,500-2,000-word essay, synthesize your learning from the course with the aim of determining an appropriate ethical position and moral practice regarding an ethical dilemma.

Your essay must include the feedback from your instructor from Topic 1 and your Peer Review feedback from Topic 5. The feedback should be incorporated into your revisions.

Please attached Topic 1 paper with instructor’s comments

1. Begin with a discussion of ethical theory, including the following: (a) the definition and explanation of ethical theory, (b) the importance of metaethics for determining moral judgments, (c) how ethical thinking results in practical, moral action, and (d) how this applies to your personal life.

2. Describe the primary ethical theory (or theories) and particular worldview elements utilized in reaching your ethical position on the ethical dilemma selected.

3. Explain how a Christian worldview clarifies and interprets the ethical issue and contributes to the decision-making process (whether or not you share this worldview). Identify primary teachings, principles, and/or priorities of a distinctly Christian perspective that is brought to bear on the issue.

4. Compare and contrast this Christian perspective with at least one alternative worldview.

5. Provide a concrete illustration of how your ethical position on this issue will be put into practice within one or more specific life contexts.

Include four or more scholarly resources, which may include your textbooks and articles from class, as well as additional scholarly articles.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


Read Chapter 13 in Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics.

Read “How Has Philosophical Applied Ethics Progressed in the Past Fifty Years?” by Steinbock from Metaphilosophy (2013).


Read “What Are Applied Ethics?” by Allhoff from Science & Engineering Ethics (2011).


Read “Virtue Theory and Applied Ethics” by Van Zyl from South African Journal of Philosophy (2002).


Read “A Model for Ethical Decision Making” according to Scott Rae.

Read “A Model for Ethical Decision-Making” according to H. E. Tödt.

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Statement Of Need For DoD Prostate Cancer, Health Disparity Research Award

Using the same grant opportunity as the Logic Model assignment, students will develop a thoughtful and compelling statement of need that provides current and relevant research on the issue(s) of interest and detailed information about the context in which the grant would be used. Given that grants often include specific page and word limits, the Statement of Need should between 750 and 1,000 words (excluding references). The Statement should also be single-spaced and may include appropriate, student generated tables, figures and/or charts. This is the section of a grant proposal where the applicant is making the case that that he or she is an expert on the issue and has thoughtfully considered the nature and extent of the need he or she aims to address with the grant program. Therefore, this section should be convincing and persuasive while being accurate and accessible. Consideration should be given to the types and sources of information that can be used to help make your case. I have attached a copy of the grants I used. Pick one of the grants to complete the statement of need.

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SOCW 6311 Wk 8 Assignment: Drafting A Process Evaluation

SOCW 6311 wk 8 Assignment: Drafting a Process Evaluation

The steps for process evaluation outlined by Bliss and Emshoff (2002) may seem very similar to those for conducting other types of evaluation that you have learned about in this course; in fact, it is the purpose and timing of a process evaluation that most distinguish it from other types of evaluation. A process evaluation is conducted during the implementation of the program to evaluate whether the program has been implemented as intended and how the delivery of a program can be improved. A process evaluation can also be useful in supporting an outcome evaluation by helping to determine the reason behind program outcomes.

There are several reasons for conducting process evaluation throughout the implementation of a program. Chief among them is to compare the program that is being delivered to the original program plan, in order to identify gaps and make improvements. Therefore, documentation from the planning stage may prove useful when planning a process evaluation.

For this Assignment, you either build on the work that you completed in Weeks 6, 7, and 8 related to a support group for caregivers, or on your knowledge about a program with which you are familiar. Review the resource “Workbook for Designing a Process Evaluation”.

Submit a 4- to 5-page plan for a process evaluation. Include the following minimal information:

A description of the key program elements

A description of the strategies that the program uses to produce change

A description of the needs of the target population

An explanation of why a process evaluation is important for the program

A plan for building relationships with the staff and management

Broad questions to be answered by the process evaluation

Specific questions to be answered by the process evaluation

A plan for gathering and analyzing the information


Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Chapter 8, “Improving How Programs and Practice Work” (pp. 167–207)

Becker, L.A. (1999). Statistical and clinical significance.

Site everything and full references. APA 7th addition

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Parenting Essay

write a 500-750-word essay that addresses the following prompts:

  1. Compare and contrast developmental theories of Piaget and Erickson regarding adolescents.
  2. Explain how culture, religion, and research authorities have contributed to various parenting beliefs historically.
  3. Finally, elaborate on specific ways parents may promote the development of biological, psychological, and social characteristics in their children.

Cite at least two to four scholarly resources to support your essay.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

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Ethical Dilemmas

The Trolley Problem is a famous hypothetical ethical dilemma often referred to as a thought experiment. This moral paradox was first posed by Phillipa Foot in 1967. Far from solving the dilemma, the trolley problem launched a wave of further investigation into the philosophical quandary it raises.  And it’s still being debated today.

View the following YouTube videos regarding trolley dilemmas:

Trolley Car Dilemma – Harvard’s Michael Sandel (14:59) – In this video, Havard professor Micahel Sandel discusses the classic Trolley Dilemma and its various versions to an ethics class. As you view the video, reflect on the scenario presented to you in the module overview.

The Trolley Problem and Ethics of Driver-less Cars (5:07) – While the various Trolley Dilemmas represent hypothetical (and thus somewhat unrealistic) situations, this video depicts a modern, real-world example of the application of the same kinds of dilemmas and decisions.

After watching the video(s), address the following questions:

How would you respond to each of the five variants of the Trolley Problem described? Be thorough and justify your reasoning. For each scenario, think about whether or not the answers to the following two questions differ: What is the right thing to do, and what would you do? In each of these cases 1-4, the result will be the death of one person and saving the lives of five people.

Variants of the Trolly Problem

  1. Original problem – you are the trolley driver; the decision is to pull switch or not.
  2. Fat man variant – you are an observer on a bridge; the decision is to push fat man or not.
  3. Fat man/villain variant – you are an observer on a bridge; the decision is to push fat man or not; fat man is the villain who put the five people in danger on the tracks.
  4. Loved one variant – you are the trolley driver; the decision is to pull the switch or not; the one person that would die if you pull the switch is a dear loved one of yours (parent, child, spouse, etc.)
  5. Man sleeping in his yard variant – you can divert trolley’s path by colliding another trolley into it, but if you do, both will be derailed and go down a hill, and into a yard where a man is sleeping in a hammock. He would be killed.
  • What if instead of killing one person to save five, your action would result in killing four people to save five? Would you change your behavior in any of the situations? Why or why not?
  • Transplant variant – This version addresses some of the same core issues as the Trolley Problem but with the following scenario: A brilliant transplant surgeon has five patients, each in need of a different organ, each of whom will die without that organ. Unfortunately, there are no organs available to perform any of these five transplant operations. A healthy young traveler, just passing through the city the doctor works in, comes in for a routine checkup. In the course of doing the checkup, the doctor discovers that his organs are compatible with all five of his dying patients. Suppose that if the young man were to disappear, no one would suspect the doctor. Should the doctor to kill that tourist and provide his healthy organs to those five dying persons to save their lives? How is this the scenario the same, and how does it differ from the Trolley Problem?

The Death Penalty

View one or more of the following documentaries on YouTube about prison and the death penalty.

Death Penalty Most Excruciating Documentary (Prison Documentary 2017 – 59:19) (Links to an external site.)

Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald 1 of 2 (47:25) (Links to an external site.)

Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald 2 of 2 (45:08) (Links to an external site.)

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Children in Prison for Life Sentence Full Documentary Kids Behind Bars (1:26:55) (Links to an external site.)

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Please address the following questions:

  • What are the basic issues and main themes addressed in the videos?
  • Were the issues addressed from a biased or unbiased perspective? Were the presenters operating with an underlying agenda?
  • Was there agreement or disagreement among presenters regarding the main issues addressed?
  • What were the major moral/ethical issues related to these topics?
  • How does the concept of ethical relativism relate to this topic?