What are the merits of each of the specific designs?

For this task, you will prepare a mock interview. Assume you were  asked to interview a researcher about the merits and weaknesses of  quasi-experimental designs. These designs include (a) single group  post-test only designs, (b) single group pretest/posttest design, (c)  single-group time-series design, (d) nonequivalent control group  posttest-only design, (e) nonequivalent control group pretest/posttest  design and (f) multiple-group time-series design.

Your interview should be conversational in nature and critically  discuss the following questions regarding each of the major  Quasi-Experimental Designs:

  1. What are the merits of each of the specific designs?
  2. When should you use each of the specific designs?
  3. What is the statistical analysis that is used for each of the specific designs?
  4. What are the limitations of each of the specific designs?
  5. What is one research question for each of the specific designs (using a topic area that you are interested in)?

For your mock interview, utlize all of this week’s required readings to illustrate points throughout your interview.

Length: 5-7 pages (Not including title and reference pages)

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas  and concepts by providing new thoughts and  insights relating directly to the topic. Your response should reflect  scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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  Does the Bible contain guidelines for thinking about advance planning and end of life care?

A Personal Response to End of Life Care


The Importance of Planning


This paragraph will introduce the topic of end of life care. It will describe benefits to both the one who is dying and to friends and family members. This paragraph must include a brief statement which discusses why end of life planning is important to the writer at this present time. If each paragraph contains 100–200 words, the word count requirement will be met. This paragraph contains 131 words. Note that this is written in essay format rather than a numbered list. Direct quotes must not be included. If you choose to include direct quotes, your score will be reduced. Be sure to identify your source with a properly formatted citation and a corresponding reference entry if you include a direct quote, or information that is not considered common knowledge.


Advance Directives and Worldview


This paragraph will discuss worldview concerns related to the end of life care. Think about questions such as:


·         How might I define a “good death” based on my worldview?


·         Does my worldview influence the way I address advance directives/end of life planning? Why or why not?


·        Does the Bible contain guidelines for thinking about advance planning and en d of life care? If so, what are some of these guidelines?


Direct quotes must not be included. The only exception to this rule is the use of short Scripture references. Any direct quotes included will not be used in the final word count. If you choose to include direct quotes, be sure to identify your source with a properly formatted citation and a corresponding reference entry.


Sample Plan


Because this is a very personal assignment, you are not required to disclose information you are not comfortable sharing with your instructor. As noted in the outline, you may complete this assignment in the “first person” (as if you are answering for yourself), or you may create a hypothetical person for whom you will answer these questions. Tell how you, or the hypothetical person, might respond to the 5 important questions related to end of life planning:


1.      If I am fortunate enough to live a long life, I would like my final days on earth to include…


2.      If or when I am not able to make decisions for myself, I name <BLANK> as my health care proxy.


3.      I request that the following life-saving measures be used if needed. I do not want the following measures implemented.


4.      If I am in pain, I would like the following care…


5.      I want my loved ones to know…


Final Thoughts


Use this paragraph to describe your thoughts related to this assignment or to end of life planning in general. Indicate whether or not you intend to create an end of life plan for yourself. Will you encourage your loved ones to do so as well? Remember that the entire essay must contain at least 400 words, but not more than 800 words. Respond to the topics contained here with depth and detail.


A title page and abstract are not necessary. However, if you include information that should be cited, include a reference page to identify your source or sources of information.


What are some of the factors that affect social mobility?

We have studied social stratification and how it influences what goes on in many social interactions among people.

  1. What are some of the factors that affect social mobility? Can these be overcome?
  2. Do you believe the structural-functionalist or the social-conflict approach best explains social stratification? Why?
  3. Is it possible for members of a minority group to be racist? Why or why not?
  4. When you think of various groups (race, class, and gender) in society, which ones have the most power and which ones have the least? What and who are some examples? Has this changed over time? Do you think it will change in the future?  Why or why not?

Write your responses in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to incorporate terms, concepts, and theory from your readings to support your comments. Remember to respond to the posts of at least two other students in this class



What are some the benefits and limitations to using interview as a research methodology?

using the textbook and Argosy Online Library, write a 5-7 page paper using APA standards for citation of sources that focuses on the following:

Interview two different individuals regarding their positions in society.  Analyze their responses regarding:

  1. Identify each person’s class, race, and gender.
  2. What role has class, race, and gender played in their lives?  How do you see these stratifiers as playing a role, even if the interviewee is unaware of it?
  3. Apply one of the sociological perspectives (structural-functional, social-conflict, or symbolic-interaction) to the individuals’ lives.  Why did you choose this particular perspective?  How does it explain each person’s life and life choices?
  4. What are some the benefits and limitations to using interview as a research methodology?
  5. Analyze each person’s components of culture (language, symbols, material objects, and behaviors) and relate them to his/her stratified position in society.

Please post your completed paper in the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Described each person’s class, race, and gender.
Evaluated the role of social stratification.
Applied a sociological perspective to each subject.
Explained the benefits and limitations of the research methodology.
Analyzed the components of culture and related them to social stratification.
Presentation Components
Organization: Introduction, Transitions, Conclusion.
Style: Tone, Audience, Word Choice.
Usage and Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, Sentence Structure.
APA Elements: Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations (when appropriate or assigned).

What are the cultural issues?

Topic: Case Study

The following is a generic case study. Apply this case to any one group of your choice.

The client presents with concerns regarding alcohol and marijuana use. The client reports an increase in use, over the past year, to daily use. The client’s social support system has changed from a culture of origin and bicultural life to one primarily influenced by partying. The client’s finances are dwindling, and the client’s partner is threatening to leave unless the client addresses this issue.

The client’s background includes:

  1. Age: 27 years old
  2. Partner’s age: 28 years old
  3. White-collar professional
  4. M. Ed. in sports physiology
  5. Employed at present job for 3 years
  6. Upper-low to low-medium income
  7. Parents living, semitraditional/nonusers
  8. Health good, somewhat stressed but not sure why
  9. Bilingual, but ashamed to use outside of parents home
  10. Active past spiritual/religious orientation and past practices, but not now nor in the past 2 years
  11. Military experience and war experience
  12. Problems sleeping/intrusive thoughts for 8 months
  13. Occasional confusion and difficulty tracking conversations

Answer the following about this client:

  1. What are the cultural issues? What are the issues of everyday life? Can these be differentiated?
  2. What are the questions you need to start asking to gain a full picture of the client?
  3. What are the treatment strategies that will benefit the client given the information you find?

What are the major conflicts in the family?

Week 1 Assignment Case Study Paper

Review the case of Holly Roberts on pages 1-3 of the textbook.

Based on the information contained in the presentation, write a case conceptualization essay of 1,250-1,750 words. In your essay, discuss the following questions:

  1. What are the major conflicts in the family?
  2. What is your hypothesis about what the family is doing or not doing to perpetuate (or fail to resolve) the presenting problem. Consider the process and structure, family rules, triangles, and boundaries.
  3. Assess for any issues of violence that may be present, and discuss what you would do if there were violence in the home.

Three to five academic references are required for this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

What contributes to transgenderism?

Team Assignment

I need you to answer this question just 200 words- What contributes to transgenderism?

-.  I also need a short introduction and conclusion with these topics what contributes to transgenderism, Is what was called Gender Dysphoria Disorder actually a disorder, Are men and women really any different in any way other than physically.  Its all my teams part.

Each team member should choose a topic or question, then choose a clear position, stance, or side, research it and share your findings in a short answer format.  This is what your paper should look like:


When I am done reading this assignment I should have NO CLUE as to what anyone’s personal opinions or feelings on any of these issues or questions are.  This is a research assignment, not a personal opinion assignment.  I actually encourage you to look for credible research that contradicts your personal opinion and share that, but because this assignment will be presented so objectively I will not be able to tell if you did seek research contrary to your opinion, or not.


You MUST use peer reviewed journal articles or textbooks.  Each person must include at least one source (or two if one is the current text for this course).  Each person must cite their resource/s in proper APA format at the end of their paragraph sharing their findings.


When was the last time you heard a baby cry?

Discussion 1: Psychodynamic Theories in Social Work Practice

When was the last time you heard a baby cry? What causes did you attribute to the baby’s behavior? Was it time for a feeding or a diaper change? Maybe the baby just desired some human contact. No matter the cause, you likely recognized the baby’s attempt to communicate a basic human need. As that baby matures, strategies for communicating these needs will evolve, based on past experiences. If those experiences are negative, the individual will adapt, causing a change in how he or she relates to others and attempts to fulfill these basic needs in the future. However, those behavioral changes might not work to fulfill the complex needs that occur later in life. What effect might these behavioral changes have on future relationships and the individual’s ability to attain basic human needs in adulthood? Psychodynamic theory encompasses several theories that focus on how individuals behave as a result of internal developmental and external social conflicts. Those conflicts arise as a result of attempting to balance the needs, drives, and emotions that motivate human behavior. How might understanding adaptations in behavior, as well as the internal and external forces contributing to your clients’ concerns and their behavior, assist you in working with your clients? How might these psychodynamic theories be consistent with social work ethics and values in practice?


For this Discussion, review this week’s resources. Think about how experiences in infancy might affect future relationships and social/emotional functioning, as described by the psychodynamic theories discussed. Then, consider whether you find these theories consistent with social work ethics and values.


·       Post an explanation of how experiences in infancy might affect future relationships and social/emotional functioning as described by psychodynamic theories.


·       Then, explain whether you find these theories consistent with social work ethics and values, why or why not.


References (use 2 or more)


Bliss, S., & Rasmussen, B. (2013). Reflections on contemporary psychodynamic theory in clinical social work. Journal Of Social Work Practice27(3), 211–215.


McCluskey, M. (2010). Psychoanalysis and domestic violence: Exploring the application of object relations theory in social work field placement. Clinical Social Work Journal38(4), 435–442.


Mishna, F., Van Wert, M., & Asakura, K. (2013). The best kept secret in social work: Empirical support for contemporary psychodynamic social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practice27(3), 289–303.


Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon.



Discussion 2: Treating Sleep Disorders

During the course of treatment, a client stated that he has been unable to sleep successfully for the past year. His psychiatrist prescribed the sleep aid zolpidem. Because of the medication, he was immediately able to sleep. However, after 1 month of treatment, the client discovered euphoric episodes that occur if he resists falling asleep. The episodes induced waves of positive emotions and hallucinations, which he described as feeling “trippy.” The mental health professional recognized that the client is abusing the sleep aid. How should the mental health professional address this issue? How will this affect his current treatment plan?

For this Discussion,

Choose one of the following controversies involving special client populations and take a position:

o   Psychiatrists prescribing a potentially addictive sleep aid to adolescents

o   Psychiatrists prescribing sleep aids to clients in recovery from substance abuse

o   Psychiatrists prescribing sleep aids for conditions where the primary symptom is not insomnia

Then, conduct an Internet search or a Walden Library search for at least two peer-reviewed articles to support your position of your selected controversy.


Post an explanation of the controversy you selected. Formulate a position on the topic and support your stance with the peer-reviewed articles you found in your search.


References (use 2 or more)


Lichtblau, L. (2011). Psychopharmacology demystified. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.



Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


Friedman, R. A. (2006). The changing face of teenage drug abuse—The trend toward prescription drugs. New England Journal of Medicine354(14), 1448–1450.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2014). Brain basics: Understanding sleep. Retrieved from



How did the practitioner-scholar model help clarify and strengthen your vision of your future in the field, and your professional goals?



  • Attributes and Evaluation of Discussion Contributions.
  • Professional Communications and Writing Guide.
  • Graduate Psychology Discussion Rubric.
  • Learning Model Worksheet [DOC].
  •  Scholar Practitioner Model.

As stated in the introduction, connecting scholarship and practice is critical for professionals in psychology. In one of the unit studies, you examined both the scholar-practitioner model, as presented in McClintock’s 2004 article, and Capella’s learning model, which is based on the ideas in that article. In Capella’s learning model, the master’s level degree program is described as practitioner-scholar, to distinguish it from the doctoral degree program, which is described as scholar-practitioner.

This discussion will provide you with an opportunity to enhance and deepen your understanding of the scholar-practitioner model in general and the practitioner-scholar expectations at Capella in particular. At the same time, it will enable you to get valuable feedback from your peers on your vision statement and action plan. Your thinking and exchanges in this discussion will support your success in the assignment that you will submit in the next unit.

In your initial post:

  • Compare McClintock’s scholar-practitioner model and Capella’s scholar-practitioner learning model. You probably notice that only Capella uses the term practitioner-scholar. What aspects of McClintock’s model supports Capella’s learning model?
  • Describe the role of a practitioner-scholar within the field of psychology.
  • Discuss how the role of a practitioner-scholar will influence you to become a wise consumer of research and theory.
  • Summarize your vision of a career in psychology and your main SMART goals. How did the practitioner-scholar model help clarify and strengthen your vision of your future in the field, and your professional goals?
  • Explain how this model might apply to your studies as a graduate learner in psychology at Capella.

If you had any trouble understanding the scholar-practitioner model or its application in the field of psychology, use this discussion to receive support from your peers and instructor to work through your challenges.

Be sure to integrate both the McClintock article and the Capella practitioner-scholar guide into your discussion post. Use the following APA reference:

  • Capella University. (2003). Capella University’s scholar-practitioner educational philosophy[White paper].
  • McClintock, C. (2004). Scholar practitioner model. In A. DiStefano, K. E. Rudestam, & R. J. Silverman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of distributed learning (pp. 394–397). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to at least two. Try to choose the posts that have had the fewest responses thus far.

  • What can you add to clarify your peers’ understanding?
  • What strategies can you suggest to help them connect this model to their vision and goals for their future careers?
  • Do their goals meet the criteria of being specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART)?
  • Can you think of any way they could be improved to better meet these criteria?

Be sure to provide substantive responses to help your peers build on their learning and reference any relevant assigned readings, additional resources, or professional literature to support your response.