development of a research question and literature review that is organized in a chronological thematic or methodological way on social work research
This week, you have been asked to develop a research question, and then provide literature review supporting this questions. A literature review can be tedious and time-consuming but needed for understanding the problem under investigation. It allows the instructor assess your information seeking skills (your ability to identify a set of useful articles and books scanning relevant literature) and your critical appraisal skills (your ability to identify and critique previously published research studies).
Much like an outline of a paper or a treatment of a movie script, the research proposal contains several parts that begin with a research question and end with a literature review. For this Assignment, you compile a research proposal that includes a research problem, research question, and a literature review.
For this Assignment, choose between the case studies entitled “Social Work Research: Couple Counseling” and “Social Work Research: Using Multiple Assessments.” (See attached word documents on Multiple assessment story and a beginning outline or literature review) Consider how you might select among the issues presented to formulate a research proposal.
Be sure to consult the outline in Chapter 14 the Yegidis et al. text for content suggestions for the sections of a research proposal. As you review existing research studies, notice how the authors identify a problem, focus the research question, and summarize relevant literature. These can provide you with a model for your research proposal.
Chronological. Is based on if you write the literature based on these studies were published.
Thematic. Is organized around a topic or issue rather than the progression of time
Methodological. This strategy focused on the reach method (survey, observational, experimental, quantitative, and/or qualitative studies grouped together) the researcher used to gather their data rather than the content or the material.
Submit a 5- to 6-page research proposal stating both a research problem and a broad research question (may be either qualitative or quantitative). Use 6â€“10 of the most relevant literature resources to support the need for the study, define concepts, and define variables relevant to the question. Include a literature review explaining what previous research has found in relation to your problem and question. The literature review should also include a description of methods used by previous researchers. Finally, be sure to explain how your proposed study addresses a gap in existing knowledge.