Group DevelopmentWk 4 – Group Influence [due 


Due Thursday 

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Locate an article in the that describes the stages of group development. Then, describe the model of group development, providing an example of how a member of a group member can impede or accelerate the growth of the group at one of the stages. For this discussion, you can use a committee, a task group, or a club as an example.

Think about how certain aspects of identity (age, race, gender, sexuality, class, etc) are defined, understood, and ranked in American society. Taking as many examples as you can from the chapter and films, what are some ways we might improve upon the system we have now, in terms of those categories? What are some of the values, beliefs, or practices you learned about in this unit (e.g. Native American tribes, hunter-gatherers, the Nuer, the Musuo) that might be useful in creating a better (or, “ideal”) society?


Create a 6-8 slide power point that includes the following:

  • Describe the differences between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
  • Describe an example of pharmacodynamics.
  • Describe an example of pharmacokinetics.

Include a minimum of two sources.

Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.

An annotated bibliography consists of summaries of research articles. Research articles include a review of the literature what is already known about a specific topic. You should be closing in on your topic for the research proposals. This assignment is helping you find this information. What is the research question you are answering with your proposals?

Some topics from previous courses: 

  • The relationship between social media and unhealthy eating habits
  • The relationship between the attractiveness of politicians and their electoral success
  • Growing up with parents who have addictions and the likelihood of future addiction in kids

The annotated bibliography will help you find, and begin to review, articles for your research proposals. You need to find at least 5 research articles.

Here is a quick link to a discussion on the literature reviews: 

I made this video for another class, so ignore the information on the abstract, but it discusses literature reviews:

Here is a great example for how to setup an annotated bibliography. 

To give you more time to work on the annotated bibliography, it will be due Sunday night.


I have a 14 page paper thats double spaced. Its a research paper that is testing whether bipolar disorder makes people more likely to abuse drugs. Below I have attached the syllabus and an example of the paper. I need an A on this paper and I need it to have zero plagiarism. I need it to be in APA format and done how that paper was done.

According to the Autism Society in America, autism “knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries” (Boutot 2017, p.4).

Is this statement accurate?

Are there differences in the prevalence of autism across race/ethnicity?

Are there factors that may influence children from different races/cultures in the identification/diagnosis of ASD?

Are there differences in family adaptation to the autism diagnosis?

Express your opinion and address these questions based on documented facts/research. (Use APA)


Good research is driven by the synthesis of ones passion or interest with a topic that has been under-studied in the professional literature. Out of that synthesis emerges a gapan area in need of further study that is consistent with your intereststhat defines the research problem. Clarifying the research problem takes time, effort, and thought.

Once you have developed your research problem, the research purpose and research question become self-evident.

What also becomes evident is your position with respect to the topic, the question, and what you hope to find. Qualitative research recognizes that the research space is shaped by both the participants and the researcher.

the identities of both researcher and participants have the potential to impact the research process. Identities come into play via our perceptions, not only of others, but of the ways in which we expect others will perceive us. Our own biases shape the research process, serving as checkpoints along the way. Through recognition of our biases, we presume to gain insights into how we might approach a research setting, members of particular groups, and how we might seek to engage with participants (Bourke, 2014, p. 1).

For this Discussion, you will examine a research question based on the purpose for inquiry, a rationale for the study, and issues of positionality.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Consider the research topic you are developing for your Major Assignment 1.
  • Review Chapter 3 of the Ravitch and Carl text and use Table 3.1 (ATTACHED) , page 69 to help you create a rationale using the questions as your guide.
  • Review Chapter 3 of the Ravitch and Carl text and specifically use pages 7076 (ATTACHED) to create a positionality memo to reflect on your relationship to the topic.
  • Review the Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Developing a Qualitative Research Question media program as a guideline to help you create a research question.

By Day 3

Transform your notes from your preparation work into FOUR paragraphs and briefly explain in your post the following:


Paragraph 1. Purpose of Study (This must be from a current qual study-Attached)

  1. This section begins with a purpose statement.  It will read something like this: The purpose of the study I am proposing to do is to (cite specific reference from the study you used). If a researcher has stated that several areas need further study you select one of them and then present it verbatim, i.e., do not change the language.
  2. Use the table in Discussion 2 for language examples, e.g. explore, understand, describe.
  3. Example: If a researcher stated that further study was needed to explore how women with postpartum depression coped with the depression your purpose might be: The purpose of this study will be to explore how women with postpartum depression cope with the depression.

Paragraph 2. Rationale for Study

  1. This is why your study is important. You state why your study needs to be conducted. This is only about the one gap you identified that you will study.
  2. Example: Studying how women cope with postpartum depression can enhance our understanding of methods that could be developed to help women suffering from postpartum depression.

Paragraph 3. Issues of Positionality

  1. Positionality has to do with your position relative to the participants in your planned study and the research setting. It refers to your position with respect to education, class, race, gender, culture, and other factors.
  2. Positionality is concerned with the subjectivity you bring to a research setting and thus any bias that could occur in the development of your study (and the analysis of data).
  3. In this section, you describe what could be issues of positionality in your study and how you would address the potential issues.
  4. Example: I suffered from postpartum depression and will have to bracket my beliefs and opinions on the topic before I develop my interview questions and also when I analyze the data from the study. I do not want any biases I have to creep into the study.

Paragraph 4. The Research Question (RQ)

  1. The research question places boundaries around what you will study. It takes the purpose of your study and frames it as a question.
  2. Pattons excellent book (4th edition) has a section beginning on p. 251 titled Framing Qualitative Inquiry Questions, which teaches you what to consider when designing a RQ and gives examples.
  3. Your RQ must be a question that uses the language of your Purpose Statement.
  4. Your RQ must be written as a qual question, i.e., it is not a statement with a question mark at the end. It does not begin with a verb. Here is where Pattons section is very helpful.
  5. Example: How did women who experienced postpartum depression cope with their depression?  [Class: note that the study sample would be women who experienced and coped with postpartum depression. We will get into qual sampling in a few weeks.)

  Due   Wed March 11th by 8pm Central Standard Time

After reading the assigned resources about leadership types and skills, as well as information about attending to tasks and relationships, you may be starting to develop ideas about how an administrators leadership style and philosophy can either facilitate or limit social change efforts. The way in which social work administrators interact with diverse stakeholders such as clients, staff, board members, and community members, contributes to a model of service delivery that emphasizes quality and effectiveness

Required Readings

Northouse, P. G. (2018). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.

Chapter 3, Engaging Strengths (pp. 47-75)

Chapter 4, Understanding Philosophy and Styles (pp. 77-96)

Chapter 5, Attending to Tasks and Relationships (pp. 99-114)

Post a 1 page paper on  how a social work administrators personal leadership philosophy and style may influence a human services organizations culture. Also, explain how the organizations culture might influence a social work administrators personal leadership style. Finally, explain how interactions with stakeholders may ultimately impact the organizations treatment of clients. Be sure to provide specific examples in your explanations.

Use APA format and intext citations and references from Required Reading

a brief description of the three personal factors you think are the most important in contributing to the development of vicarious trauma and explain why. Then explain what personal factors you might possess that could leave you vulnerable to vicarious trauma. Finally, explain one way you would address two of those factors to prevent vicarious trauma. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your points.


The topic is Self-Injurious Behavior. I completed one article need at least 4 more. I am attaching what I started and a sample for clarification. 

Synthesize the findings of at least five recent journal articles in your final paper. Be sure to address all components!

Following requirements:

Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.

APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.

Resources: A minimum of five scholarly or professional resources.

Length: 5-8 double-spaced pages, including title page and references.

Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.