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SWK 506: Intermediate Research: Welcome

This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills using the recommended resources.

Assignment Details


PHASE I: Statement of the Problem and Hypothesis and Theory


Literature review


PHASE II: Description of Proposed Research


 Informed consent


Research Design

Data Analysis











The purpose of this assignment is to challenge you to integrate and apply a majority of the information that you will learn through this class over the course of the semester. While you will not actually implement the proposed research, it is advised that you tailor your proposal to fit with a research problem you are familiar with or interested in, such as your field placement.

Your proposal must have an evaluation component (i.e., explain how you are going to measure the results or the outcome). If you replicate a project from your literature review, you must provide a valid argument regarding why a replication study is relevant. Use of APA style is required. Include an abstract and check both your in text citations and reference page to insure compliance with the style manual. Have someone proofread your proposal prior to submitting it for a grade. Clearly identify all components. Use topic headings to identify parts.

Each student will complete a research paper of 5-8 pages in length, not including the title or reference pages. The research will examine an issue or social problem confronting contemporary society and use of the steps of scientific method to study the issue and/or problem. Students will make oral presentations of their findings in class. Students are expected to complete a series of short assignments of explications of the steps of the research process.

Related Guides

Just a few quick questions:

According to Worldcat Discover, the following article is found in which database: Yousey, A., & Samudra, R. (2018). Defining homelessness in the rural United States. Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy, 13(4), 1–24
Education Research Complete: 0 votes (0%)
Academic Search Complete: 3 votes (42.86%)
Social Sciences Full-Text: 4 votes (57.14%)
Total Votes: 7
What kind of information are you looking for within an article if need quantitative data?
Personal Accounts: 0 votes (0%)
Data Sets: 7 votes (100%)
Opinions: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 7
Which of the following is not relevant to ethical research?
Informed consent: 1 votes (6.67%)
Fair subject selection: 8 votes (53.33%)
Copyright and plagiarism: 4 votes (26.67%)
Social and clinical value: 2 votes (13.33%)
Total Votes: 15

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