Week 11 Discussion

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resources on your own before you bid. Main references come from Balkin, R. S., & Kleist, D. M. (2017) and/or American Psychological Association (2014). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that are current. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. Social change needed is at the community level with gun violence. I need this completed by 11/05/19 at 6pm.

Discussion – Week 11

Action Research for Social Change

With consideration for Walden University’s commitment to both local and global actions to make a difference in communities and generate positive social change, this week you will head into your own community and consider how you might generate social change through the use of action research. Reflect on the area where you live and think about a social problem that exists on an individual, at the institutional level, or community level. Remember that action research is a collaborative effort between the researcher and the participants. As you think about an area that you feel is in need of social change, think about how you, as a researcher, could work together to generate possible options for addressing the social problem. For this Discussion, you will post an image of the social problem you would like to focus on and propose how you might use action research to facilitate community action and develop solutions that address the issue. The idea is for you to take a photo that demonstrates a need for community improvement—a snapshot that captures the issue you are concerned about. You may take the photo with your smartphone, camera, or other electronic devices that will allow you to upload the file to your computer.

To Prepare

  • Think about areas in your      community that could benefit from social change.
  • Take a photo that reflects      where social change is needed. With consideration for informed consent and      to protect the confidentiality of the community at large, please do not      post photos that include identifiable facial images of human subjects.

Post by Day 3

  • Include the photo you took that      reflects where social change is needed.
  • Describe the social issue and      explain how you could use action research to promote social change in this      area of your community.
  • Identify who the participants      would be in your study and what research question you would like to work      together with the participants to answer.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and identify current relevant literature to support your work.

Uploading your photo implies consent to use the image for the purpose of course instruction and discussion.

Required Resources

Bjørn, P., & Boulus, N. (2011). Dissenting in reflective conversations: Critical components of doing action research. Action Research, 9, 282–302. doi:10.1177/1476750310396949

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Guiffrida, D. A., Douthit, K. Z., Lynch, M. F., & Mackie, K. L. (2011). Publishing action research in counseling journals. Journal of Counseling & Development, 89, 282–287. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2011.tb00090.x

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Saul, W., & Launius, J. C. (2010). Making the case for action research: Control group. Science Scope, 34(1), 24–29.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Walden University, Center for Research Quality. (n.d.-a). Research resources: Research design & analysis: Action research. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/resources/Design

Note: Select the “Action Research” tab on this web page to access the Program Evaluation Tutorial.

 
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