DBMF 605: Parenting and Child Discipline Strategies: Raising Healthy Kids

Research Paper

General Instructions

Students will complete a minimum 10-page research paper in current APA format related to the focus of the course and course material. The paper should be a minimum of 10 pages in length (not including Title Page and References page) and follow APA guidelines, with at least 5 supporting sources including research/journal articles.

The paper must discuss one of the main issues related to parenting/discipline associated with the topic/population that you have chosen. What strategy for parenting/discipline has been used in the past? What strategy does research currently support? Is this strategy controversial? What are some practical applications derived from the research that would be relevant to this particular parenting/discipline strategy? Are there issues/controversies of faith relevant to implementing the parenting/discipline strategy that you have selected as your topic?

The paper must close with an appropriate conclusion summarizing the major observations from the research and suggestions for additional study of the topic

Part 1

Topic – The student will submit a topic with a 300-word rationale detailing why the topic is relevant to the course and its application to parenting/discipline. Include at least five supporting sources.

Due by 11:59pm Sunday, Module/Week 2

Part 2

Outline – The student will submit an outline for the research paper following the elements expressed in the general instructions section, and including the following:

Introduction – discuss/define the topic/problem and the scope of the paper.

Past Approaches – how has the problem been addressed in the past?

Current Research – where appropriate, include sub-headings reflecting the various components contributing to this section.

Practical Applications – where appropriate, include sub-headings reflecting the various components contributing to this section.

Faith Issues – are there issues of faith relevant to the parenting/discipline strategy that you have chosen?

Conclusion – briefly summarize the major findings from the research.

Future Research – what needs to be studied in the future?

Due by 11:59pm Sunday, Module/Week 4

Part 3

Final submission – The student will submit a well-constructed research paper on the topic selected in Week 2, and following the elements expressed in the general instructions section, and the Instructions for Written Assignments course document.

Due by 11:59pm Friday, Module/Week 8