Walden COUN 6626 Week 5 Research Methodology Final Project

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Walden COUN 6626 Week 5 Research Methodology Final Project

 

In Week 5, you selected a case study for your Final Project research investigation. In Part 1 of the Final Project Worksheet, you identified the client, mental health disorder, and counseling intervention that will be the focus of your research. This week, you will complete Part 2 of the Final Project Worksheet. The goal of this Assignment is to conduct a review of the professional counseling literature and identify current, peer-reviewed articles to support your Final Project.

To Prepare

  • Review the media program, Final Project Worksheet Part 2, and consider your next steps for your Part 2 Final Project assignment.
  • Review the Final Project Worksheet you used for your Part 1 Assignment, and use Part 2 of this worksheet to complete this Final Project assignment.
  • Incorporate any feedback you received on Part 1 from your Instructor during Week 5.
  • Search the Walden Library and choose three articles that relate to the intervention and mental health issue that you chose for your Final Project using the criteria below:
    • Three current (last 10 years) and peer-reviewed articles from professional counseling journals.
    • Include at least one quantitative and one qualitative research design.
    • Do NOT use meta-analysis type articles.
    • Verify that the research is not outside of the scope of practice for a professional counselor.
  • For each article you chose, be sure to provide:
    • A complete citation of the article
    • The methodology used in each article
    • Permalink for each article
    • https://www-proquest-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/docview/213440004?accountid=14872

 

Final Project Worksheet

DIRECTIONS:  As you proceed through this Final Project Worksheet, please carefully attend to each of the bullets within each section.  Remember to include your specialization below.

If you are a CMHC student or a MCFC student you may select any of the case studies and the client(s) you are interested in working with.

If you are a School Counseling student, there are two case studies that address students in the school environment.  Please choose either Case Study 1 or Case Study 2.

Be sure to choose one that you are passionate about and that will help inform your future work as a counselor!

Please identify your specialization by placing a “X” in the appropriate space:

Please identify which case study you will use by placing a “X” in the appropriate space:

 

 

  • Use only peer-reviewed article published in the last 10 years.
  • Include at least one quantitative and one qualitative research design.
  • Do NOT use a meta-analysis type article.  Meta-analysis articles include results by combining and analyzing data from different studies conducted on similar research topics.  These are not helpful for purposes of this assignment.
  • Include the permalink for each article. See the Week 5 resources for a handout on how to do this!

Please identify your which type of journal article by placing a “X” in the appropriate space:

Annotated Bibliography

Write a brief introduction that identifies which case study, client, and mental health disorder you chose for your project. Identify the intervention you are investigating for use in evidence-based practice.For School Counseling students, identify the school-based intervention strategy you are investigating for use in evidence-based practice.

Research Question:

Insert your approved research question.

Search Strategy:

Describe the Boolean search strategies and key words you used to conduct your search. Be specific in reporting how you conducted your research.

Annotations

Article 1.

APA Article citation

Permalink

Write one or two substantive paragraphs and provide an overview of the article in your own words.Make sure to include the following elements:

Problem/Purpose

Research Question

Ethical and Cultural Considerations

Sampling

Methodology

Data/Analysis/Study Outcomes

Strengths and Limitations

Article 2
.

APA Article citation

Permalink

Write one or two substantive paragraphs and provide an overview of the article. Make sure to include the following elements:

Problem/Purpose

Research Question

Ethical and Cultural Considerations

Sampling

Methodology

Data/Analysis/Study Outcomes

Strengths and Limitations

Article 3.

APA Article citation

Permalink

Write one or two substantive paragraphs and provide an overview of the article. Make sure to include the following elements:

Problem/Purpose

Research Question

Ethical and Cultural Considerations

Sampling

Methodology

Data/Analysis/Study Outcomes

Strengths and Limitations

Evidence-Based Practice

In this section, give an overall summary of the findings for all three articles you analyzed. Describe the general outcomes of what the studies found in terms of how well the intervention worked with the population you selected, and how well the intervention addressed the counseling issue or disorder you were exploring. Answer your research question. If the topics/populations in your articles were related but do not match your research question, explain how you drew your conclusions to answer the research question. Describe how this information applies to the client in your chosen case study. Give one specific example of a counseling application of the intervention using a scenario that includes your identified client from the case study.

Treatment Goals (CMHC, MCFC Only)

With consideration for the presenting problem of the client and your chosen intervention, write one preliminary treatment goal for your client.

Action Plan (SC Only)

With consideration for the mental health issue of the client, create an Action Plan of next steps a School Counselor could take once the issues are identified. Discuss three different actions to help the client as applied to the role of a school counselor.

Implementation strategies are critical to effectively address the needs of our students.  Discuss the Mindset Standard(s) and Behavior Standard(s) students will demonstrate through classroom lessons, activities and/or individual/small group counseling. Please see https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/MindsetsBehaviors.pdf

Managing data is key.  Consider how such competencies would be measured to assess student progress.

References

Cite all resources and use proper APA format.

Magic, M. (2017). Fascinating course resource that helps transform my opinions into scholarly

content. Journal for Brilliant Graduate Students, 98(12), 56–66.