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CAPSTONE: Week 8 Assignment: The Question, Theory, and Survey Instrument Selection Preparation In this assignment, you will write a narrowly focused research or program evaluation question that is focused on your topic, has measurable variables, and addresses diversity, equity, or inclusion issues. Research/Program Evaluation Question As a guide refer to the following example of a process for narrowing a research problem and writing a research question. (Please see below) ● Social Problem: Opioid Addiction in the state of Florida ● General Question: How can opioid addiction be combatted? ● Research Question: How effective or medication assisted treatment centers are? Theory Once a research question is established, select one human service theory which was presented during the MS Program to apply to your proposal: ● Behavioral theory. ● Change theory. ● Cognitive theory. ● Critical race theory. ● Developmental theory. ● Feminist theory. ● Functionalist theory. ● Gender theory. ● Identity formation theory. ● Self-efficacy theory. ● Sense of community theory. ● Systems theory. ● Transformational theory. ● Queer theory. Survey Instrument(s) The next step is to select select one to two published survey instrument(s) that are held in the Capella Library collection. ● Go to the Articles, Books and More ● Links to an external site. ● section of the Capella Library ● Links to an external site. ● . ● Click Databases A–Z ● Links to an external site. ● . ● Scroll down to the “P” category and click on PsycTESTS. ● Enter search terms for your topic in Search field. ● Review the options and select a survey you believe would be appropriate for your project. You can modify survey questions for your proposal. Instructions Include the following components in your assignment. Introduction ● Provide a short introduction to the paper. Research/Program Evaluation Question ● Write one research question or program evaluation question that identifies the population, the problem of focus, and relates to a diversity, equity, or inclusion issue. https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=1683 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=1683 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=1651 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=1651 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=2475 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=2475 Theory ● Provide an overview of the human service theory selected that can be appropriately applied to the social problem/program objective, including an explanation of how at least two constructs from the theory relate to the problem/program objective. Survey Instrument ● Discuss the value of survey research. ● Present a published survey instrument held in the Capella Library collection and evaluate how the survey questions address the variables in the proposed research question/program evaluation question or could be modified to address them. Conclusion ● Provide a short conclusion to the paper. Additional Requirements ● References: Include a minimum of four peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last five years. ● Length of paper: 3–4 pages. ● Communication: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, consistent with expectations for members of the human services profession. Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message. ● APA Style and Format : Use appropriate APA style and formatting for citations and references. Refer to Academic Writer ● Links to an external site. ● or Evidence and APA ● Links to an external site. ● in the Capella Writing Center. https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=4472 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=4472 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=1540 https://lat.strategiced.com/redirect?linkid=1540 Competencies Measured By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and grading criteria: ● Competency 1: Apply laws, legal issues, professional ethics and cultural competence to the human services profession. ○ Write a narrowly focused research question or program evaluation question that identifies the population and problem and relates to a diversity, equity, or inclusion issue. ● Competency 3: Collaborate with diverse stakeholders within the community to coordinate and manage direct-service programs to best meet client, organizational, and community needs and promote empowerment, community engagement, advocacy, and collaboration in for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations. ○ Discuss the value of survey research. ● Competency 4: Apply interdisciplinary knowledge and research skills to better understand human functioning and conduct a systematic analysis of service needs, interventions, and evaluate outcomes. ○ Present a published survey instrument held in the Capella Library collection and evaluate how the survey questions address the variables in the proposed research question/program evaluation question or could be modified to address them. ● Competency 5: Employ human services management skills to address the scope of conditions that can promote or inhibit human functioning: conceptualize problems, contribute in collaborative settings, and communicate recommendations regarding direct care, resource management, and service delivery. ○ Provide an overview of the human service theory selected that can be appropriately applied to the social problem/program objective, including an explanation of how at least two constructs from the theory relate to the problem/program objective. ● Competency 6: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, consistent with expectations for members of the human services profession. ○ Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, consistent with expectations for members of the human services profession.

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