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CCMH 525 Week 1 Individual Assignment Perceptions of Research and Role of Research in My Professional Life Paper

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Write a 1-page paper describing your current perceptions of research in the counseling profession. Include a brief discussion on the role that you expect research to play in your life as a professional counselor. Address the following questions in your paper: What things come to mind when you hear the word research? What are your thoughts and feelings about research? Is research relevant to the day-to-day work of the professional counselor? Explain your response. How do you see yourself using research in your professional role as a counselor? Submit all written work to the plagiarism checker and attach a separate copy of the results to the assignment link with is assignment. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ===============================================


CCMH 525 Week 2 Individual Assignment Week Two Homework Exercises

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Week Two Homework Exercise Answer the following questions covering material from Ch. 1–5 of the Methods in Behavioral Research text: A researcher is interested in studying the effects of different levels of distraction—none, low, and high—on scores on a test of visual memory. Participants are randomly assigned to one of three conditions: no distraction, low distraction, or high distraction. All participants engage in a test of visual memory. What is the independent variable? What is the dependent variable? (2 points) Define hypothesis and provide an example. (1 point) Describe the content that should appear in a well-written informed consent form for a research study. (2 points) What is an institutional review board? (1 point)


What is an operational definition of a variable? How might the variable sense of humor be defined operationally? (2 points) Complete Table 4.1 on p. 72 of the text. For each of the eight examples listed, determine whether a positive, negative, or curvilinear relationship exists. (2 points) ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 3 Individual Assignment Week Three Homework Exercise

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Answer the following questions covering material from Ch. 6 & 7 of the Methods in Behavioral Research text: What is a case study, and when are case studies most useful? What is reactivity? What is a response set? Provide an example


Provide an example of a double-barreled question. Why should such questions be avoided? What are the defining features of a semantic differential scale? Define interview bias and provide an example. A researcher attends an art reception in a major metropolitan city. She decides to approach people over the age of 50 and ask them to fill out a brief survey about purchasing artwork. Is this a probability or a nonprobability sampling technique? What type of sampling procedure—simple random, stratified random, cluster, haphazard, purposive, or quota—is this? ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 4 Individual Assignment Week Four Homework Exercise

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Answer the following questions, covering material from Ch 8–10 of the Methods in Behavioral Research text:


What is a confounding variable, and why do researchers try to eliminate confounding variables? (2 points) Pretest effects can be assessed with a research design called A researcher is interested in studying the effects of story endings— predictable endings or surprise endings—on preference ratings. He randomly assigns participants into two groups—predictable ending or surprise ending—and instructs them to read the story and provide preference ratings. The experimenter’s variation of story endings is a Review Milgram’s obedience experiment on p. 38 of the text. Who was the confederate in this experiment, and what was his role? A researcher was interested in investigating the vocabulary skills of 6th graders in a program for gifted students. She gave a group of participants a test of vocabulary that was aimed at the 7th-grade level. She quickly discovered that there was limited variability in the scores because nearly all the students answered 90% or more of the questions correctly. This outcome is called a How are research findings shared with others in the professional community? A researcher is investigating verbal behavior among introverts and extroverts. The researcher first tests participants and classifies them as either introverted or extroverted. She then randomly assigns participants to a high anxiety or a low anxiety social group and observes the number of words spoken by participants. The researcher wants to learn more about the effects of both personality style—introversion or extroversion—and social situation—high or low anxiety—on verbal behavior. In this case, verbal behavior is defined as the number of


verbal communications uttered within a 5-minute observation period. What type of design is this? ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 5 Individual Assignment Week Five Homework Exercise

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Week Five Homework Exercise Answer the following questions, covering material from Ch. 11 of the Methods in Behavioral Research text: How may a researcher enhance the generalizability of the results of a single case design? (1 point) What is program evaluation? Provide an example. (2 points) What are researchers examining in an efficacy assessment? (1 points) Unlike true experiments, quasi-experimental designs lack _____________. (1 point)


Why might a researcher use a quasi-experimental design rather than a true experimental design? (1 point) A researcher is investigating the effects of life review group therapy on depression among elderly residents of assisted care facilities. The researcher identifies two facilities and recruits volunteer participants. In one of the facilities, life review therapy is conducted for 8 weeks. In the other facility, a no-treatment support group takes place for 8 weeks. Depression is measured after the program is administered. What type of research design is this? What is the greatest threat to internal validity in this type of design? Explain A researcher wants to investigate patriotic behavior across the lifespan. She samples people in the following age groups: 18–28, 29–39, 40–50, 51–60, and 61 and above. All participants are interviewed and asked to complete questionnaires and rating scales about patriotic behavior. This type of developmental research design is called ________________. What is the primary disadvantage of this type of design? Explain ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 6 Individual Assignment Needs Assessment Paper

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CCMH 525 Week 6 Individual Assignment Week Six Homework Exercise

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Week Six Homework Exercise Answer the following questions, covering material from Ch. 12 of the Methods in Behavioral Research text: A researcher is studying reading rates in milliseconds per syllable. What scale of measurement—nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio—is time in milliseconds? Explain your response. (1 point) Under what circumstances is the median or mode a better measure of central tendency than the mean? Explain your response


True or false: The standard deviation and the range are sensitive to outliers. Explain your response. (1 point) True or false: The standard deviation can never be 0. Explain your response. (1 point) The Pearson r correlation coefficient is used with _____ level data. Pearson r coefficients can range from ______ to ______. (2 points) A researcher is investigating the effects of anxiety on creativity. Individuals with varying levels of anxiety are asked to complete a measure of creativity. The results show a classic U-shaped distribution; that is, individuals with moderate levels of anxiety score the highest on tests of creativity. Individuals with very low or very high levels of anxiety score much lower on tests of creativity. Would the Pearson r correlation coefficient be a good statistic to use in this case? Explain your response. (2 points) An experimenter is examining the relationship between age and selfdisclosure. A large sample of participants that are 25 to 35 years old and participants that are 65 to 75 years old are compared, and significant differences are found with younger participants disclosing much more than older people. The researcher reports an effect size of .34. What does this mean? (2 points) ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 7 Individual Assignment Needs Assessment Presentation

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CCMH 525 Week 7 Individual Assignment Week Seven Homework Exercise

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Answer the following questions, covering material from Ch. 13 of the Methods in Behavioral Research tex A researcher is studying the effects of yoga on depression. Participants are randomly assigned to one of two groups: yoga and medication, which is the experimental group; or support group and medication, which is the control group. What is the null hypothesis? What is the research hypothesis? (2 points)


In the scenario described in the previous question, the researcher implements two programs simultaneously: a 6-week yoga program coupled with medication management and a 6-week support group program coupled with medication management. At the end of the 6 weeks, participants complete a questionnaire measuring depression. The researcher compares the mean score of the experimental group with the mean score of the control group. What statistical test would be most appropriate for this purpose? Explain your response. (2 points) In the scenario described in the previous questions, the researcher predicted that participants in the experimental group—yoga plus medication—would score significantly lower on measures of depression than would participants in the control group—support group plus medication. True or false: A two-tailed test of significance is most appropriate in this case. Explain your response. (1 point) Explain the relationship between the alpha level, or significance level and Type 1 error. (2 points) A researcher is studying the effects of sex—male and female—and dietary sugar on energy level. Male and female participants agree to follow either a high sugar or low sugar diet for 8 weeks. The researcher asks the participants to complete a number of questionnaires, including one assessing energy level, before and after the program. The researcher is interested in determining whether a high or low sugar diet affects reported energy levels differently for men and women. At the end of the program, the researcher examines scores on the energy level scale for the following groups What statistic could the researcher use to assess the data? (1 point)


Use the information presented in the previous question to discuss one possible main effect that might emerge from the analysis and one possible interaction that might emerge. (2 points) ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 8 Individual Assignment Research Proposal

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Develop an original research study proposal. Write a 10- to 12-page paper that describes your research study proposal. Include at least 10 scholarly references in your paper. Refer to the following outline as a guide when writing your paper. Include detailed information on all the following topics: Statement of the problem: Introduce the reader to the problem to be studied. Provide sufficient background information so that the reader has a grasp of the situation. Review of literature: Provide the reader with a review of salient literature, beginning with general information and narrowing the focus to the specific issues under consideration in the study.


Purpose of the study: Identify why the study you are proposing is needed. Hypotheses – research questions: List as simple statements. Make sure they are measurable. Definition of terms: Operationally define terms the average reader may not know or that have a specific meaning in your study. Assumptions: Identify issues you assume to be true for your study to be valid. Research methods and procedures Population: Describe the population sample under study. Procedure: Discuss how the study will be carried out. Instruments: Describe the specific measurements used to test each hypothesis research question. Data analysis: Describe the procedures you intend to use to analyze the data produced from your instruments and how these would answer the hypotheses (research questions. Results: Because you are only proposing and not conducting a research study, you will not have results; however, you can discuss potential outcomes of your study in the discussion section. Discussion: Review your hypothesis and discuss potential outcomes. For example, if the results allow you to reject the null hypothesis, what are the implications? If the results compel you to accept the null hypothesis, what does that mean? Discuss the implications of your proposed study


to the field, the limitations of your study, and future research ideas and directions. Conclusion: Provide a brief summary of your proposal. References: Include at least 10 scholarly sources. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 8 Individual Assignment Week Eight Homework Exercise

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Week Eight Homework Exercise Answer the following questions covering material from Ch. 14 of the Methods in Behavioral Research text What is replication, and what role does it play in increasing the external validity or generalizability of a study? (2 points)


What is the difference between an exact replication and a conceptual replication? Provide an example of each. (2 points) What is meta-analysis, and how is it useful? (2 points) True or false: In many cases, meta-analysis involves calculating an average effect size for a relationship between variables. (1 point) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using college students as research participants. (2 points) True or false: Many constructs, such as physical attractiveness and selfesteem, appear constant across cultures; thus, external validity is less of a concern when conducting research on such constructs. (1 point) ===============================================

CCMH 525 Week 8 Learning Team Program Evaluation Paper and Presentation

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Learning Team: Program Evaluation Paper and Presentation


Develop a program evaluation study based on the following information about Stoneybrook Middle School: Design an outcome study focusing on the effectiveness of Stoneybrook Middle School’s peer tutoring program. In your program evaluation design, you must include the following information: Statement of the problem: Introduce the reader to the problem to be studied. Provide sufficient background information so that the reader has a grasp of the situation. Review of literature: Provide the reader with a review of salient literature, beginning with general information, and narrowing the focus to the specific issues under consideration in the study. Use subheadings to organize your information. This section should be 2 to 3 pages in length. Provide brief reviews of four or five similar studies. Purpose of the study: Clearly state the purpose of the study. Identify why the study is needed. Hypotheses Research Questions: List them as simple statements. Make sure they are measurable. Definition of Terms: Operationally define terms the average reader may not know or that have a specific meaning in your study. Research Methods and Procedures Population: Describe the population sample under study. Procedure: Discuss how the study will be carried out.


Instruments: Describe the specific measurements used to test each hypothesis research question. Write a paper at least 8 pages in length. It must be formatted like a professional research article consistent with APA guidelines. Include a references section. Proofread your paper carefully before you submit it. Create a brief 10-minute oral presentation of your program evaluation strategy. You may nominate a spokesperson to deliver the presentation, or each member of the Learning Team may present a section of the overall strategy. The in-class presentation must be a straightforward discussion of your program evaluation strategy. You are not to read your written report; think of your audience as the people who will consider funding your study. Thus, your presentation should be engaging and compelling. Submit your paper to the faculty member through the assignment link. Submit all written work to the plagiarism checker and attach a separate copy of the results to the assignment link with is assignment. Complete your oral presentation. ===============================================

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