Discussion: Integrating The Research Process
Note: This week you will work as a class to create a plan for evaluating the rite of passage program described in the assigned article. Each member of the class will be assigned one step of the research process:
1.Research problems and questions
2.Finding and using existing knowledge
3.Focused research questions and research hypothesis
5.Sampling issues and options
8.Data collection instruments
10.Disseminating research findings
To prepare for this Discussion, read the Poitier et al. study and then revisit what you have learned about your assigned step of the research process. Consider what would be the most important information to share with your colleagues about that step. Together the class will create a research plan for evaluating the rite of passage program described in the assigned article.
Poitier, V. L., Niliwaambieni, M., & Rowe, C. L. (1997). A rite of passage approach designed to preserve the families of substance-abusing African American women. Child Welfare, 76(1), 173–195.
Retrieved from Walden Library databases.