Research Question-What are the factors associated with parents involved in child protective services (CPS) cases in Alaska?
use the above question to produce a preliminary description in the form of a concept paper.
The paper should briefly address the following questions
a) Background:What is the proposed topic/problem?
b) Relevant literature review; What does the literature already say about this topic/problem-what do we already know? what still needs to be determined/researched and why?
c) Research question & Hypotheses:What are the proposed research question(s) and hypotheses (if applicable)? How does the research inform practice? How is it relevant to social work
d)Methodology: How do you intend to research it?
– brief description of your proposed design and why you have selected this design
-sample (selection criteria, sample size, and how you plan to recruit and select participants and why)
-ethical issues (consent, confidentiality, cultural issues)
-data collection methods
-data analysis plan
e) Time Frame: Time lines for completing phases of the project
f) Feasibility of study: Potential feasibility issues and a plan for dealing with them ; cooperation of community partners, costs, time etc.
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