Once you have chosen the issue for your project, examine the associated study (or the Riverbend City multimedia scenario) thoroughly. Conduct research that addresses or relates to your chosen human services issue, including its history and previous work that has been conducted on it in the field. Apply theoretical frameworks and systems thinking to your chosen study (refer to your Unit 1 readings).
Write a paper in which you provide a detailed profile on the issue and the study from your chosen organization. Include the following components:
- Briefly describe the human services organization and the program being examined.
- Explain the focus of your chosen study.
- State what the study is attempting to learn and understand about the issue.
- List the specific research questions of this study. (Note: You will outline them further in the next section of the paper.)
- Identify your overall goals for the issue, program, and organization. (Note: You will define them further in the next section.)
Background for the Study
- Discuss research that addresses or relates to your chosen human services issue, including the following:
- Explain what you have learned about the research.
- State the history of the issue and how the history is relevant to the current state of the issue.
- Describe the previous work that has been done on this issue.
- Analyze how other research relates to this issue.
- Analyze the background of your chosen study.
- Address the population, governance structure, and leadership models.
- Outline the specific research questions of this study.
- Examine your chosen study using theoretical frameworks and systems thinking.
- Investigate how this issue relates to other problems within the organization.
- Examine research that discusses this issue and related problems, using theoretical frameworks and systems thinking.
- Define your overall goals for the issue, program, and organization.
- Provide a references page, including at least two resources used in your paper.
Please note that it is expected that your responses to the above will change as you refocus and refine your action research project.