Posted: November 25th, 2022
SOCW 6060 WK 4 DISCUSSION- Research Questions & Literature Reviews
There will be times when a social worker is presented with a case where they are not familiar with the surrounding psychosocial issues. Because social workers are on a continual journey in learning, it is important to read pertinent literature. This Discussion provides an opportunity to visit Walden Library and strengthen your skills in identifying and locating an empirical research article.
***SOCW 6301 WK4 DISCUSSION Psychosocial Theory and Diverse Groups
In this week’s video, you meet Eboni Logan, a teenager who reveals that she is pregnant. Eboni explains to her social worker that no one at her school talks about methods of birth control, as their only focus is on abstinence. Imagine that you are a social worker in Eboni’s school and you begin to notice an increase in teen pregnancy. This causes you to wonder about the effectiveness of abstinence-only education. This curiosity propels you to investigate further, but you are not sure what you should do first—develop a research question or conduct a literature review.
For this Discussion, review the literature on abstinence education. View the Sessions episode on the Eboni Logan case.
your explanation about what should come first—the development of a research question or a thorough literature review.
Justify your answer by adding your thoughts about which process you believe to be more realistic and/or appropriate, and why.
Finally, describe potential consequences of deciding on a research question without conducting a review of the literature. Please use the resources to support your answer.
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