Part 1: This first assignment is 2-4 pages in length total. I ask that you spend about 1 full page identifying a problem that you want to research. You must create a brief problem statement based on literature (who, what, where, when, why and how) must be described along with three APA citations that are no older than 2008. This section needs to be very specific in that suggesting a topic of â€˜child welfareâ€™ or â€˜veteranâ€™s affairsâ€™ is not enough. An example might be: domestic violence with first generation immigrants in the Southwest. Trust me on this, the MORE specific the better.
Part 2: Spend the majority of the paper writing ten potential research questions as well as hypotheses for each of them. Clearly identify the independent and dependent variable for each research question.
Part 3: Please end the paper with a paragraph or two identifying your biases as a researcher. No matter the kind of research you must be aware of what you bring to the research. You must spend at least a full paragraph on this section.
Here is what I had so far but my professor encouraged me to narrow down my topic. So now I am going do something like
Ok. So. Do African American females who age out of the foster system experience a high rate of homelessness as adults. Or
Do female youth between the ages of 18-24 experience a high rate of homelessness as adults.
I am checking to see what has more literature reviews.
Children who â€“age out of foster care- and reach adulthood without returning to their birth families or being adopted â€“ have high rates of homelessness as adults.
Who: â€œApproximately 3.5 million Americans are homeless each yearâ€¦ In studies focusing on homelessness in adulthood, placement in foster care in childhood or adolescence frequently emerges as a risk factor. Homeless adults disproportionately report foster care experiencesâ€ (Fowler, Toro, Bart and Miles, 2009, p. 1453). Adolescents who do not reunify with their birth family members and are not adopted stay in foster care until age related release from foster care at the age of eighteen years and/or the age of 21 in some states; 12% to 14% of those adolescents are found to experience homelessness soon after they leave the foster system, although numbers reported are flawed through methodological flaws that limit utility of estimates (Fowler et al., 2009, p. 1453).
Ten Potential Research Questions