research_question_development___EBP

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1 Assignment 2 CONCEPTUALI ZATI ON HYPOTHESES Relationships Between Variables I Vs & DVs Assignment 1 RESEARCH QUESTI ON (target population & a problem/issue) Assignment 4 FI NAL PROPOSAL Discussion on study limitation & implications for policy/practice .. Assignment 3 DESI GN (iv) ANALYSI S PLAN (iii) DATA COLLECTI ON DESI GN: (ii) Operationalization & Measurement Of variables (I Vs, DVs) LI TERATURE REVI EW Provide conceptual map Theory (explanatory) No theory (exploratory) Assignment 3 (i) Sampling
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2 Literature review for any research, or EBP research… Content and Format of the Literature Review: Use survey research as an example Cite the major themes found in the literature. Organize the main conceptual relationships and document them with previously reported studies. Offer some critique of previous work. Report on the range and type of procedures used in conducting research in the area. Identify important aspects of the research methodology. Note the gaps found in existing literature. Indicate directions for additional research studies.
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3 Literature review Literature Reviews What have others said about this topic? What theories address the topic and what do the theories say? What research has been done previously? Are previous findings consistent or do they disagree? Do you see any “flaws” or limitations re: existing studies? If so, critique. How does the literature you reviewed relate to your study question? How has the prior literature influenced your proposed research question?
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4 Literature review Use up-to-date literature : ideally, you would like to choose “up-to- date” studies that were recently published (if not recent, they should be “classics”) that have appeared in high-quality peer- reviewed publications. This is not always possible depending on the topic/ question… Use the on-line abstract indexes/ databases on the Columbia Library web pages Start with Social Work Abstracts on-line search Search other databases where relevant (Ageline, Psych-Info, Sociofile, MEDLINE, ERIC) Go to the Social Work Library home page and access resources in your research area – you may find annotated bibliographies and other reference resources here. Search entries in the Encyclopedia of Social Work and Social Workers’ Desk Reference (both should be available in the reference section in Social Work Library) – check references at the back of the entry.
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5 Problem Formulation Problem Formulation (an issue & a population) What exactly do you want to study? Why is it worth studying? (Cite the facts and be specific). In what ways does the proposed research question have significance for practice & policy? Does it pass the “ so what” test? (In other words, the study has clear significance and utility for social work practice or social welfare.) Will this research question result in a feasible study design?
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6 Evidence-based practice related research questions
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Mui during the Spring '11 term at Columbia College.

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