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SOC 480 Full Course Discussions GCU
SOC 480 Topic 1 DQ 1
Read the “GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work.” GCU believes that our work within the world matters to God and we honor God by serving in ways that promote human flourishing. How does this philosophy mesh with sociology and social work?
SOC 480 Topic 1 DQ 2
The textbook explains the connection between human rights, social justice, and research. Explain how research is used to analyze how current social problems develop and how research helps explain them. How does research connect with sociology and social work? How does research assist in explaining how social problems develop?
SOC 480 Topic 2 DQ 1
After reading the Research Ethics Chronology in Chapter 2 of the textbook, explain how cultural competency should contribute to ethical behavior. What are some of the consequences that arise from a lack of cultural competency?
SOC 480 Topic 2 DQ 2
In research, explain why it is important for ethics to be applied. What could be some of the consequences of lack of ethics in research?
SOC 480 Topic 3 DQ 1
Access and read the “Mock Community” case study. Explain if the existing program within the community addresses the needs of the target population effectively or not. How could community involvement in the program be improved? Propose some activities that meet the needs of the target population of this program. Propose a mission statement/vision for the existing program within the community.
SOC 480 Topic 3 DQ 2
In the “Mock Community” case study, explain if the program is a single-subject (system) design or not. What are some pros and cons to using a single-subject design to evaluate a client or policy? Next, propose an effective program structure that addresses the needs of the target population within the Mock Community.
SOC 480 Topic 4 DQ 1
After reading “Prepared for Practice? Graduating Social Work Students’ Reflections on Their Education, Competence and Skills,” what is meant by theory in sociology and social work? What are the purposes of theory in social sciences? For your social problem analysis, what theories are you using to guide your research and why?
SOC 480 Topic 4 DQ 2
After reading about research methods, explain what part of the research analysis proves most challenging for you. Why? Select an article from the assigned readings and suggest the theory-based research question the research used. Did the research answer the question? Explain your answer.
SOC 480 Topic 5 DQ 1
For this discussion, consider the social problem of poverty among older adults in rural communities. Describe possible theories for the causes of poverty among older adults in rural communities on a macro level. Next, compose a possible research question. Which research method would you use to research possible causes and solutions to the social problem of poverty among older adults in rural communities? Explain your answer.
SOC 480 Topic 5 DQ 2
For this discussion, consider the social problem of crime among female adolescents in rural communities. Describe some possible theories for causes of crime among female adolescents in rural communities on a macro level. Next, compose a possible research question. List some of the research methods one would use to research crime among female adolescents in rural communities. What might be some of the practical, ethical, and theoretical issues that could hinder you from conducting research for this population? Explain your answer.
SOC 480 Topic 6 DQ 1
Access and read the “GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work.” GCU believes that the Christian is to use his or her gifts, talents, and skills as well as resources to restore broken lives and communities. Next, access and review the “Mock Community” case study. Explain how a social worker with a Christian worldview, working in the mock community, could contribute to needed change in that community. Lastly, provide some examples of this philosophy in action.
SOC 480 Topic 6 DQ 2
Describe the social issue you are analyzing for your capstone proposal. Next, explain how a social worker with a Christian worldview can conduct research on your selected social issue as well as be involved in direct practice while still adhering to the code of ethics and respecting the client’s rights and dignity.
SOC 480 Topic 7 DQ 1
After reviewing the five basic types of reliability on page 154 of the textbook, comment on each as it relates to your research.
SOC 480 Topic 7 DQ 2
Review the four different subtypes of measurement validity on page 155 of the textbook. Identify which subtypes you will include in your research and provide a rationale for each included.
SOC 480 Topic 8 DQ 1
Part of the process of doing research is adding to the body of literature through publication, sharing research through public professional presentations, or using the media. If you were to disseminate your research, what specific sources would you target (choose at least one professional journal, one upcoming local or national professional conference, and one media source)? Identify and comment on the requirements for submission of each source.
SOC 480 Topic 8 DQ 2
How could your research contribute to Social Change? After completing your research plan, was there any step/choice you would change along the way and why? How do you think the change might affect your research?
SOC 480 Full Course Discussions GCU
ACCT 553 DeVry, BIAM 500 DeVry, CIS 500 STR, CIS 558 STR, ENG 105 GCU, FIN 390 DeVry, FIN 504 GCU, HCA 545 GCU, HCA 699 GCU, HLT 306 GCU, HLT 362 GCU, HLT 555 GCU, HLT 610 GCU, HLT 665 GCU, HOSP 594 DeVry, HRM 600 DeVry, MAT 144 GCU, MGMT 600, MGT 599 STR, MGT 655 GCU, MKT 373 GCU, PSY 362 GCU, PSY 565 GCU, PSY 575 GCU, PSY 665 GCU, SOC 102 GCU, SOC 320 GCU, SOC 372 GCU, SOC 412 GCU, NSG 6440 SU, HIM 515 GCU, NSG 4029 SU, HIM 615 GCU, NSG 3029 SU, NSG 4055 SU, NSG 6630 SU, NSG 6005 SU, CRMJ 310, PSY 510 GCU, CRMJ 300 Devry, CRMJ 425, SPD 200 GCU, HLT 490 GCU ,ECH 340 GCU , ECH 440 GCU , ECH 355 GCU ,ECH 350 GCU ,LDR 461 GCU ,ECH 425 GCU ,REL 212 STR ,SCI 115 STR ,CIS 505 STR ,JUS 652 GCU, MGT 640 GCU, CIS 527 STR, SOC 436 GCU,ACC 502 GCU, FIN 504 GCU , MATH 260 DeVry ,ETHC 445 DeVry ,ECET 220 DeVry , CARD 405 DeVry, NETW 203 DeVry, NETW 205 DeVry, ECET 365 DeVry ,MATH 270 DeVry ,PHYS 310 DeVry, BIB 106 GCU ,CIS 512 STR ,SYM 506 GCU ,ECN 601 GCU ,BIAM 570 DeVry, PSY 402 GCU , SOC 480 GCU
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