Prescriptive Approaches

| September 16, 2020

Prescriptive Approaches
Read the rational planning and prescriptive approach case presented in Comparative Approaches to Program Planning. How did political influence or context impact this case? How would you have approached this case from a planning perspective?

Resources
Required Text

Leedy, P.D. & Ormrod, J.E. (2016). Practical research: Planning and design (11th ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com

Chapter 5: Writing the Research Proposal
Chapter 9: Qualitative Research Methods

Netting, F.E., O’Conner, M.K., & Fauri, D.P. (2008). Comparative approaches to program planning (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com

Chapter 3: Rational Planning and Prescriptive Approaches

Required References

Health Resources and Services Administration. (n.d.). Culture, Language and Health Literacy. Retrieved from: http://www.hrsa.gov/culturalcompetence/index.html
Henderson, S.J., & Rosetti, C.W. (2013). Lived Experiences of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities. The Qualitative Report, 18, 1-17. Retrieved from: http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR18/rosetti47.pdf (Links to an external site.) 
libncsu. [libncsu]. (2009, July 30). Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/t2d7y_r65HU (Links to an external site.)  This 10-minute video describes characteristics of a literature review for graduate students.
Recommended References

Baxter, P., & Jack, S. (2008). Qualitative Case Study Methodology: Study Design and Implementation for Novice Researchers. The Qualitative Report 13(4), 544-559. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR13-4/baxter.pdf (Links to an external site.) 
Centre for Social Work Research (CSWR). (n.d.). About Us. Retrieved from https://www.uel.ac.uk/schools/cass/research/centre-for-social-work-research (Links to an external site.)   Current research on a variety of social service topics can be found at this website. Many of the publications are available in full-text format as well. This is an excellent resource for Week 2 when completing your literature review.
Foundation Center. (n.d.). IssueLab: Collecting, Connecting, and Sharing Knowledge About Critical Social Issues. Retrieved from https://www.issuelab.org/ (Links to an external site.)  This website offers files of numerous topics related to social services, with current statistics and issue briefs included as well. The files provide excellent examples of how to justify a social problem. This website is useful during Weeks 1 and 2 of the course. The examples are useful during completion of the Final Project.
Hannes, K., Pieters, G., Goedhuys, J, & Aertgeerts, B. (2010). Exploring Barriers to the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in Psychiatry to Inform Health Policy: A Focus Group Based Study. Community Mental Health Journal 46(5), 423-32. Retrieved from ProQuest.
Heath, P. (1997). The proposal in qualitative research. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR3-1/heath.html (Links to an external site.) 
Li, J. (2008). Ethical Challenges in Participant Observation: A Reflection on Ethnographic Fieldwork. The Qualitative Report 13(1), 100-115.  Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR13-1/li.pdf (Links to an external site.) 
Nova Southeastern University. (n.d.). The Qualitative Report.  Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/ (Links to an external site.)   Qualitative Research articles are provided on this website. These articles are current and provide examples of various types of qualitative methodology. This website illustrates topics discussed during Week 2 of the course.
Social Work Policy Institute. (n.d.). Research: Why do We Need Social Work Research? Retrieved from http://www.socialworkpolicy.org/research (Links to an external site.)   This website provides a wealth of resources related to various topics in the human services, including: evidence-based practices, childhood trauma, homelessness, diversity, and alcoholism. This is an excellent resource for the first two weeks of the course as you refine your topic and investigate previous research for your literature review.

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