Child Welfare field in a Social Work

Research Paper about a Child Welfare field in a Social Work 7 pages

Part I of the Research Term Paper

  • The Topic Headings – Content of the Scholarly Research Term Paper
    • Below are the topic headings as provided by San Diego State University for the “Literature Review” and “Field of Service.”
    • A literature review is a way of organizing, summarizing, and critiquing a topic to inform the reader about a problem or issue.
    • It allows you to examine the research question, topic, problem, or issue in greater detail by considering what other people’s’ writings and studies have shown.
Topic Headings for the Literature Review
  • Define the field of service
  • Why does this field of service interest you? (2 paragraph maximum)
  • Drawing from the literature, describe in detail the following:
  1. What is the target population? (Who are the clients in need of service? Include information regarding the age ranges, gender, and socioeconomic status)
  2. What are the practice methods that social workers use in this field? Indicate micro and/or macro practice methods.
  3. What is the role of the social worker in this field?

Part II of the Research Term Paper

Topic Headings for the Field of Service
  1. What are the presenting problems in this field of service?
  2. What are the barriers to service for the target population?
  3. What are the individual and environmental/societal causes of problems?
  4. What are the values and ethical issues for social workers? What ethical and/or value dilemmas do social workers face in this field of service?
  5. What is the anticipated income for social workers in this field of service?
  6. What is your personal assessment of your continued interest in the field of service?

Social Work class requires all students to write a 7 page scholarly research term paper on a field of service in the social work profession, in American Psychological Association (APA) format.

2. Bibliography Attachments: For the final draft of the research paper, attach the first page of each journal article, showing the page where the research was obtained. For the book, include a copy of one of the pages that has a direct quotation or the first page of the referenced chapter.

SCHOLARLY RESEARCH TERM PAPER GUIDELINES

Social Work

The Research Term Paper Assignment

 

Social Work class requires all students to write a 5-7 page scholarly research term paper on a field of service in the social work profession, in American Psychological Association (APA) format.

 

  1. What are the Objectives of the Assignment (Student Learning Outcomes)?

 

  1. To assure that each student by the end of the semester will be able to demonstrate the ability to research, interpret, and report information related to a specific field of social work practice, in grammatically correct APA (American Psychological Association) format.  These skills are essential in social work education.

 

  1. Acquire knowledge and gain insight into a specific field of social work service
  2. Gain an understanding of the values and ethics that impact social workers in this field
  3. Demonstrate a beginning knowledge of how to consult and utilize research evidence to inform ongoing policy and practice
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and application of APA format

 

You should write about a Child Welfare Field of Social Work Service

 

 

 

  1. What are the Literature Requirements?

 

  1. You will need at least one book or e-book

 

  1. Choose a book that focuses mainly on the field of service that you have chosen (textbooks can be used a supplemental source, but not the main source).

 

  1. The course textbook from Social Work 110 cannot be used as reference.

 

  1. The book should be written by a professional in the field of social work or a closely related field.

 

  1. You will need three scholarly articles – What is a scholarly article?

 

  1. A scholarly article is written by a professional and is usually contained in a             professional journal.

 

  1. Social work journals and articles written for the National Association of Social             Workers (NASW) are good examples of appropriate references.

 

 

  1. You can also use journal articles from other related professions such as             psychology, psychiatry, nursing, pediatrics, and education.

 

  1. Articles, research, and statistics from the Federal Government are acceptable.

 

  1. You can also use e-scholarly articles.

 

  1. Popular culture magazines, newspaper articles, and websites are not             appropriate for scholarly research (Examples: Wikipedia and about.com).

 

*Please be sure that all resources include author/s and dates.  Undated books, articles or websites will not be accepted. 

 

  1. The Annotated Bibliography
  1. What is an Annotated Bibliography?
    1. A bibliography is a list of reference materials that you have used for researching a topic.  In APA format it is called “References.”  Your bibliography should include at least one book and three scholarly articles.
  2. What is the purpose of an Annotated Bibliography?
    1. Provides preparation for the research term paper by familiarizing the writer with thecurrent research, trends, and themes related to the topic. Exposes the writer to differentresources to assist in analysis and critical thinking.
  3. Writing an Annotated Bibliography
    1. Write an Annotated Bibliography for each of the 4 references; this will include one book and three scholarly articles.

 

Each annotated reference should include these three parts:

  1. A Summary of the main arguments and points of the reference
  2. An Assessment and Evaluation of the reference – Is this a reliable, objectiveresource?  Be sure to explain your point of view.
  3. A Reflection on how this resource will help you write your research paper (Example: How will it help you understand the field of service? Does theinformation help cover the topic headings on pages 4-5 of this document?)

Annotated Bibliographies will be graded based on the “Summary,” “Assessment and Evaluation,” and “Reflection:” outlined above.

 

  1. Part I of the Research Term Paper

 

The Topic Headings – Content of the Scholarly Research Term Paper

 

  1. Below are the topic headings as provided by San Diego State University for the “Literature Review” and “Field of Service.”

 

  1. A literature review is a way of organizing, summarizing, and critiquing a topic to inform the reader about a problem or issue.

 

  1. It allows you to examine the research question, topic, problem, or issue in greater detail by considering what other people’s’ writings and studies have shown.

 

Topic Headings for the Literature Review

●     Define the field of service

●     Why does this field of service interest you? (2 paragraph maximum)

●     Drawing from the literature, describe in detail the following:

1.      What is the target population? (Who are the clients in need of service? Include information regarding the age ranges, gender, and socioeconomic status)

2.      What are the practice methods that social workers use in this fieldIndicate micro and/or macro practice methods.

3.      What is the role of the social worker in this field?

 

Part II of the Research Term Paper

Topic Headings for the Field of Service
  1. What are the presenting problems in this field of service?
  2. What are the barriers to service for the target population?
  3. What are the individual and environmental/societal causes of problems?
  4. What are the values and ethical issues for social workers?  What ethical and/or value   dilemmas do social workers face in this field of service?
  5. What is the anticipated income for social workers in this field of service?
  6. What is your personal assessment of your continued interest in the field of service?

 

  1. General Information
  1. The research term paper should be 5 to 7 pages in length and divided in two parts. Part 2 should include Part 1 of the research paper.
  2. The bibliography and cover page are not included in the length of the paper.
  3. The research paper should include an abstract.
  4. Part I is the literature review and should be 4 to 4½ pages in length.
  5. Part II relates to the field of service and should be 3 to 4 pages in length.
  6. Content must be accurate and conclusions must be adequately supported by scholarly        research.  This is not an opinion paper.
  7. Grammar and syntax: Sentences should convey meaning clearly and should be grammatically correct with appropriate punctuation in place.  Spelling should be correct.

 

  1. Use APA Formatting (American Psychological Association)
  2. Please consult the APA Style Essentials for general document guidelines such as the title page, abstract, body of the paper, text citations and quotations, and references (located in Canvas under “Files”)
  3. The Bibliography or “References” Section
  4. There will be one “References” section for both parts of the paper, located at the end of the paper, in APA format.

 

  1. Bibliography Attachments: For the final draft of the research paper, attach the first  page of each journal article, showing the page where the research was obtained.  For the book, include a copy of one of the pages that has a direct quotation or the first page of the referenced chapter.

 

  1. Final Paper is the finished product that includes a college-level discussion of the topic with accompanying research and supporting evidence.

 

  1. All required topics in Parts I & II are covered accurately, with supporting research.

            There is an analysis of the literature that you reviewed.

  1. The paper is written in APA format, including citations and “References” page.
  2. Grammar, organization, and writing are at collegiate level.
  3. Please refer to the term paper guidelines in this document for all requirements.

 

 

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