Draft of an Abbreviated Qualitative Research Plan

To prepare for this Application, first focus on the following instructions:

  • Review Chapter 9 in the course text, Research Design, the “Trustworthiness” handout, and “Qualitative Methods: Examples” from the Course DVD Research Theory, Design, and Methods.
  • Consult Table 9.1 (p. 174) in the course text, Research Methods to guide you in polishing your abbreviated qualitative research plan.
  • Draft an introduction for your abbreviated research plan.

Next, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are your research questions? To what extent can you test them? How would you justify the viability of your questions?
  • Why would this design be the most appropriate for answering the research questions? Conversely, why would quantitative and mixed methods not be appropriate?
  • What approach would you select for this study (ethnography, grounded theory, case study, phenomenology, narrative)? Why is that approach the most appropriate one for answering the research questions?
  • What theoretical framework or perspective would you use?
  • What would be your role as the researcher?
  • What is your target population? How would you identify and recruit participants? What factors would contribute to determining appropriate sample size? You will not need to calculate sample size for this assignment.
  • If appropriate for your plan, what instruments might you need?
  • What data collection procedures might you use? Why would those be the most appropriate methods to use? How would that data help to answer your research question(s)?
  • How would you ensure quality and reliability of data?
  • What are threats to validity? How might you mitigate them?
  • How might you analyze the data?
  • What are the ethical considerations related to the plan?

The assignment:

  • Craft a 2- to 3-page paper in which you
  • Provide an introduction.
  • Provide a purpose statement.
  • Provide viable research questions.
  • Generate a written research plan that addresses the above questions.
  • Please see below the scenario to use for this assignment.

    “Stress pervades many areas of life.  Whether it is stress from relationships, work, school, or the social environment, research has shown that it can have a profound impact on mental health, physical well-being, productivity, performance, and decision making.  Research on cognitive appraisals, coping, and social support has also provided insight into how people view and manage stress.”  (Note:  You may tailor your research plans based on this research problem scenario to your area of specialization).

disorder discussed in this course

What did you find to be the most interesting disorder discussed in this course? Which disorder would you like to have seen covered more? Why?

How do the two natures of Christ united in his one person, (according to orthodox Christology), serve the Christian understanding of Christ as savior?

Religion- Discussion question

How do the two natures of Christ united in his one person, (according to orthodox Christology), serve the Christian understanding of Christ as savior?

Not everyone agrees about why some people break rules while others follow them. Now that you have learned some of the main theories of deviance, you are ready to put your sociological perspective in gear and find out what other people’s views are on this

Assignment 2: Theories of Deviance: Interview Analysis

Not everyone agrees about why some people break rules while others follow them. Now that you have learned some of the main theories of deviance, you are ready to put your sociological perspective in gear and find out what other people’s views are on this topic.

The Unit 6 Assignment has two parts. Part 1 is to conduct two brief interviews. Part 2 is to apply the theory of deviance that you think best describes each respondent’s views on why deviance occurs and how it could be prevented.

Part 1: Interview two people to learn what they think are the main causes of deviance (not just crime, but all rule breaking) in the U.S. society today. Also, ask respondents for their ideas about the remedy for deviance.

These two questions might be helpful to structure your interview. Remember, this is a brief interview, not an in-depth investigation into your respondents’ views.

  • What are some of the reasons that you think are behind deviance in today’s society?HINT: Be prepared to explain the difference between deviance and crime, but be sure to tell the respondent that you are interested in all rule-breaking, not just criminal acts.
  • What do you think are some effective ways to prevent people from breaking society’s rules?HINT: Encourage the respondent to think about juvenile and adult deviance as they answer this question.

Part 2: In a 2–3 page paper, summarize and interpret each of your respondents’ answers. Use one theory of deviance to help explain each respondent’s answers. For instance, respondent one might have said that kids who hang out with bad kids are bound to turn bad. You might choose differential association theory to help explain this respondent’s answers.

No outside resources are required for this Assignment, but to earn full credit you must use in-text citations (in APA format) to the course materials to substantiate the definitions of the theories that you use to explain your respondent’s answers.

Be sure that your paper is written in essay form and that it includes these elements:

  • An introduction that explains the purpose of the interviews, describes who was interviewed (estimated age, relationship to you) and under what conditions (i.e., at work, at home, in public place such as the grocery store, while watching your child’s soccer game).
  • A detailed summary of each interview with generous quotes from the respondent. DO NOT just include the script of the questions asked and responses given.
  • Two separate paragraphs that apply a theory of deviance to explain each respondent’s ideas about the causes of deviance and how it can be prevented. You may find that the same theory explains both respondents’ views, but you will still need to apply the theory to the detailed responses of each respondent in a separate paragraph.
  • A conclusion that summarizes what you learned from the interview process and briefly explains how your views about rule-breaking and its prevention align with those of your respondents.
  • You must download and follow the Professional Interview Protocol document. That Protocol requires that you schedule each interview for a specific date and time, that you record and submit your interview notes, and that you do not interview relatives or friends for this Assignment.  I upload this protocol document.

Formation of Gender Identity, psychology homework help

Assignment 1: LASA II—Formation of Gender Identity

In this assignment, you will create a presentation addressing how gender identity is formed, the scientific evidence for the differences between the genders, and the various influences (biological, social, and cultural) that affect these differences.

Assume you are making a presentation as part of a national symposium on gender development. Your contribution will serve as the introductory presentation to provide context to the symposium and your copresenters. The target audience for this project is the research community.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research how gender identity is formed.

Develop a presentation that addresses the following:

  • Introduction: Overview of presentation
  • The history of the study of gender
  • Ways in which gender is studied
  • Psychological theories about gender development
  • Relative roles of biological, social, and cultural influences on gender (such as stereotyping and discrimination)
  • Scientific evidence for gender differences in the following areas:
    • School and work
    • Relationships and sexuality
    • Health and wellness
    • Stress, coping, and psychopathology
  • Conclusions that forecast the landscape for gender development at work and home, and in political arenas and initiatives in the coming years

Be sure to cover the following in your presentation:

  • Include a title slide and a slide with references.
  • Start each slide with a statement about the topic of the slide, and then include several bullet points to support your initial statement.
  • Create speaker notes for each slide describing the main talking points for the topic addressed in the slide.
  • Include information from your personal experiences and the readings reviewed in the course.
  • Provide proper credit to sources and write in a formal and organized fashion.
  • At a minimum, cite the online course and the textbook. Additional sources are welcome. Scholarly sources are preferred and can be found through Argosy University online library resources.
  • You may also cite nonscholarly references from reputable Web and print sources. For reputable Web sources, look for .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Be sure to avoid Wikipedia.

Develop a 10–12-slide presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt.

By Monday, August 1, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Grading Rubric

This assignment is worth 300 points and will be graded using a rubric.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Reviewed the history of the study of gender (slide and speaker notes).


Discussed the various methods used to study gender (slide and speaker notes).


Analyzed at least two psychological theories of gender (slide and speaker notes).


Analyzed the relative roles of biological, social, and cultural influences on gender (slide and speaker notes).


Discussed stereotyping and prejudice in the context of gender (slide and speaker notes).  


Evaluated the scientific evidence for gender differences in school and work (slide and speaker notes).


Evaluated the scientific evidence for gender differences in relationships and sexuality (slide and speaker notes).


Evaluated the scientific evidence for gender differences in health and wellness (slide and speaker notes).  


Concluded the presentation with recommendations for positive personal, social, or political change (slide and speaker notes).


Presentation Components:

Organization (16)

Style (16)

Usage and Mechanics (24)

APA Elements (8)




We are all unique individuals with our own needs, desires, values and worldview

We are all unique individuals with our own needs, desires, values and worldview – so some degree of interpersonal conflict is to be expected.  The textbook highlights several different approaches we can take to deal with or resolve these types of conflicts.  How we deal with them affects the quality of our relationships and how stressful or supportive they may be. In turn, this affects how well we perform in other areas of our lives.

Describe in detail and in narrative form how you typically deal with interpersonal conflict.  Describe in detail your style in terms of assertiveness, aggressiveness or submissiveness.  Define each term.  What do we mean when we talk of being “assertive” – that is, what do we see when we observe the communication style of someone who is being assertive?  What behaviors characterize an assertive approach to interpersonal communication?  Discuss some ways we can become more assertive.  Do you use the same method/style across all of your social relationships (i.e., from co-workers, to strangers, family members, friends, your partner) all the time?  Do you think different relationships (e.g., work, friendship, family, romantic) often require the use of different approaches to communication and resolving interpersonal conflict?  Why do you think so (or why not)?  How successful would you consider your approach to dealing with interpersonal conflict?

Visual Imagery Magazine Article

Write a 500- to 700-word magazine article that discusses visual imagery. Includethe following in your article:

  • A contrast of verbal and visual imagery
  • An argument about which of these you consider most important
  • A justification of your argument with research

Include at least three scholarly articles. Cite your work and references.

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The nature versus nurture debate is by far a reoccurring topic with scholars today. As with any controversial issue, proponents exist on both sides of this spectrum. What are your thoughts? Do you think individuals are driven by innate drives passed down from prior generations? On the other hand, do you think man is simply a product of his environment? Based on the readings from this unit, please share your thoughts.

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Compose a 1- to 3-page paper in which you do the following:

  • Describe the sampling strategy for your research proposal.
  • For each strategy that you did not choose, state why that one is not appropriate for your research questions, hypotheses, and variables.
  • Run a G*Power analysis to determine the appropriate sample size.
  • Support your work with references to the literature.

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special topic

Group Counseling Proposal Assignment

In this assignment, you will build upon the research conducted for the group counseling special topic paper. The purpose of this assignment is to design a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive group for a specific clinical issue. Group counseling theories/techniques will provide the framework of activities outlined in the group counseling proposal. In addition, ethical and legal considerations, including crisis management or suicidal/homicidal ideation, will be addressed in the proposal to promote a successful implementation of the group.


Your agency administrator has given you the green light to develop a new counseling group for the specified population. You have been asked to create a six session group counseling proposal to work with the identified population to provide counseling or psychoeducation for a specific treatment issue. You may or may not be leading this group yourself. Thus, the group proposal needs to be detailed enough for a co-worker to run the group without you.   


Develop a proposal for a psychoeducation or counseling group that will run for six-sessions (90 minutes per session – unless with children 30-45 minutes). The proposal should include the following information:

a.                   Describe the overall structure of the group including:

1.        the purpose and goals of the group (e.g., treatment issue, rationale for group);

2.       the length, frequency, and duration of group; and

3.       Cultural/developmental considerations in rationale for the group.

b.                   Define eligibility criteria, recruitment strategies, and screening techniques. Include cultural/developmental considerations as related to participant recruitment.

c.                    Analyze and recommend group leadership appropriate for this proposed group.

1.       Describe a leadership style and roles for the leader of group.

2.       Include concrete examples of appropriate group intervention strategies, such as process comments, empathic responses, self-disclosure, feedback, confrontation, and pacing skills across the various stages of a group’s development.

d.                   Generate proposed group norms, process, and procedures. Be specific.

1.       Structure of group (e.g., open/closed groups)

2.       Group rules

3.       Describe how these elements may be adapted by group participants.

e.                    Propose activities/interventions for EACH  session (detailed), and describe how these fit with the anticipated stage of group process (include group handouts in appendix as needed).

1.       Include cultural/developmental considerations while describing activities.

f.                     Provide ethical/legal considerations.

1.       Include how crisis in group will be handled (e.g., psychological first aid strategies for suicidal/homicidal ideation).

2.       Briefly mention any additional ethical/legal considerations as noted in the special topic paper or additional considerations that are relevant to this specific group.

g.                   Explain the group’s evaluation criteria: What will determine whether group goals have been met?

h.                   In a closing paragraph, summarize your proposal and rationale.

Your final product should be a 13-15 page Word document (including the cover page, references, and appendix), using a minimum of 5 scholarly sources. At least one of your references should be from the Journal for Specialists in Group Work. Be sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use the most current APA format.

Grading Criteria