SWK 354 Critical Thinking Assignment Revisited! Simply answer the questions, do not write in an essay format
The specific micro problem I want to write about : Mentally ill
1. What is the specific micro problem? EX. Teen Runaways
2. What is one specific intervention
that has been researched to address this micro-problem? In otherwords, what is your hypothesis statement? EX. Teen drop in centers help reduce the amount of homeless teens.
3. Identify one research article that discusses the effectiveness of this intervention
Answer the following questions about this article:
a. Who are the researchers for this study?
b. Who are the subjects of this study?
c. What is the number of subjects in this study?
d. Where was the research conducted?
e. Who funded the research?
f. What is the date of this article?
g. From what journal did this article come from?
h. What are the methods used in this research? Describe how they collected their results
i. State one piece of “outside” data or statistic that is presented in this research and find the reference to this data and check it out for its accuracy. Is it accurate and accurately represented, not taken out of context and cited properly?
j. Do you detect any biased or stereotyped statements? And if so what are they? What seems to be the frame of reference, perspective or worldview of these researchers?
k. Write a paragraph summarizing the intervention
the researchers used and the results they obtained. Include stats such as “after participating in this treatment program, subjects were 60% less likely to hit their partners at the 1 year follow-up”
l. Does this article discuss other interventions
that are different than the one she chose? If so which ones, briefly list and define
m. If you were conducting this research how might you improve the study?
n. Describe if this researcher discusses any other studies that support his/her findings and make note of those citations.
o. What are some indications that this is a credible study? What are some credibility concerns? What are some indications that this is a valid study to address the micro-problem? What are some concerns?
4. Identify one research article that disputes the effectiveness of the intervention
you chose. If you can not find one that specifically disputes your intervention
, find one that is one different intervention
that might be in opposition to the one you chose and answer the following questions. (EX. Abstinence only education vs. contraception/sex education)
Now answer the same set of questions a-o as in #3.
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