Assignment: Evaluating Research Articles
For scholars in human services, the ability to analyze and evaluate what you read in research literature is a key skill. Not every study is a good study, making it important to be able to identify and separate a poor study from a quality study that contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. For this Assignment, review the media program “Evaluating Online Resources,” and select two evidence-based research articles from the Walden Library databases that relate to professional collaboration. Consider the quality of the articles, including whether the articles apply to your area of interest.
To complete this Assignment:
By Day 7
Write a 2- to 3- page paper that addresses the following:
· Briefly describe the two evidence-based research articles you selected from the Walden Library. Include how each relates to professional collaboration.
· Compare the extent to which the research articles apply to the professional collaboration of human services professionals in your particular area of interest.
· Explain how you, as a human services professional, might personally use the research articles to inform your practice.
Reminder: Proper formatting and APA citations are required. Refer to the Writing Template for Course Papers for additional guidance.
Nuszkowski, M. A., Coben, J. H., Kelleher, K. J., Goldcamp, J. C., Hazen, A. L., & Connelly, C. D. (2007). Training, co-training, and cross-training of domestic violence and child welfare agencies. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 88(1), 35–41.
Horwath, J., & Morrison, T. (2007). Collaboration, integration and change in children’s services: Critical issues and key ingredients. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(1), 55–69.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
Friedman, S. R., Reynolds. J., Quan, M. A., Call, S., Crusto, C. A., & Kaufman, J. S. (2007). Measuring changes in interagency collaboration: An examination of the Bridgeport Safe Start Initiative. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30(3), 294–306.