Medical Social Work (social work 110)

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Social Work 110 requires all students to write a 5-6 page (including cover page, abstract, references, and annotated bibliography pages) scholarly research term paper on a field of service in the social work profession, in the American Psychological Association (APA) format.

What are the Literature Requirements?

  1. You will need at least one book or e-book
  1. Choose a book that focuses mainly on the field of service that you have chosen (textbooks can be used as a supplemental source, but not the main source).
  1. The course textbook from Social Work 110 cannot be used as a reference.
  1. The book should be written by a professional in the field of social work or a closely related field.
  1. You will need three scholarly articles – What is a scholarly article?
  1. A scholarly article is written by a professional and is usually contained in a professional journal.
  1. Social work journals and articles written for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) are good examples of appropriate references.
  2. “Social Work Today” is an online/hard copy magazine that often has scholarly research articles available; it is available in the Cuyamaca Library.
  1. You can also use journal articles from other related professions such as psychology, psychiatry, nursing, pediatrics, and education.
  1. Articles, research, and statistics from the Federal Government are acceptable.
  1. You can also use e-scholarly articles.
  1. Popular culture magazines, newspaper articles, and websites are not appropriate for scholarly research (Examples: Wikipedia and about.com).

*Please be sure that all resources include author/s and dates. Undated books, articles, or websites will not be accepted.

Important Research Specifics

  1. All resources must be from the United States of America
  1. All resources must be no older than 2010. The date must be included!

Part I of the Research Term Paper

  1. Cover Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Literature Review
    1. Define Field of Service
    2. Target Population
    3. Practice Methods
    4. Social Worker Role
  1. The Topic Headings – Content of the Scholarly Research Term Paper
    1. Below are the topic headings as provided by San Diego State University for the “Literature Review” and “Field of Service.”
    1. A literature review is a way of organizing, summarizing, and critiquing a topic to inform the reader about a problem or issue.
    1. It allows you to examine the research question, topic, problem, or issue in greater detail by considering what other people’s’ writings and studies have shown.
    Topic Headings for the Literature Review

    • Define the field of service
    • Drawing from the literature, describe in detail the following:
    1. What is the target population? (Who are the clients in need of service? Include information regarding the age ranges, gender, and socioeconomic status)
    2. What are the practice methods that social workers use in this field? Indicate micro and/or macro practice methods.
    3. What is the role of the social worker in this field?

    rces must be no older than 2010. The date must be included.