Discussion 1: Formulating Research Questions
Research problems can come from a variety of places. A topic can come up during a discussion with a colleague that motivates you to want to learn more about it. You may have a question for which you cannot find an answer, so you decide to conduct a research study in hopes of finding an answer. You may identify a particular gap in knowledge and be inclined to investigate that gap and close it with the results of a research study.
For this Discussion, consider how crafting a good research question is the cornerstone for designing robust studies that yield useable data.Review the Sessions episode on the Talia Johnson case. Locate two articles authored by the researcher David Lisak on the topics of the undetected rapist and predatory nature.
Post two potential research questions related to the Sessions episode. Consider potential ethical or political issues related to the feasibility of investigating the questions. Evaluate each question in terms of how it might:
· Contribute to development of new knowledge for social work
· Lead to more effective practice interventions
· Lead to social change
· Be useful to other researchers
Finally, explain the criteria you used to decide which sources of information should be included. Please use the resources to support your answer.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Johnson family (Episode 1) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Yegidis, B. L., Weinbach, R. W., & Myers, L. L. (2012). Research methods for social workers (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon.
Discussion 1: Blog
Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.
Post a blog post that includes:
o A description of your personal safety plan for your field education experience.
o An explanation of how your personal safety plan might differ from your agency safety plan during your field education experience.
Be sure to support your blog posts with specific references to this week’s resources and provide full APA citations for your references.
Garthwait, C. (2012). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter. (2001). Creating a climate of safety. Retrieved from: http://www.naswma.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=51
Regehr, C., & Glancy, G. D. (2011). When social workers are stalked: Risks, strategies, and legal protections. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(3), 232–242.