Identify and describe the specific research design.

Rasmussen College Aging out Of Foster Care Research Paper

Rasmussen College

Question Description


Methodology (~=7 pages; 100 points)

Develop and describe an experiment or quasi-experiment – NOT a single-case evaluation design –for evaluating the identified problem area. The methodology for the study you design should contain a high degree of internal validity and scientific rigor. Most threats to internal validity should be controlled, and reasonable efforts should be made to minimize measurement bias. This proposal should provide a concise description on how the study is to be conducted in order for readers to be able to conduct the study themselves from your description. Write this section in future tense (i.e., “will do”).

  • Research Design: Identify and describe the specific research design. ( longitudal panel study, Post test only control group design)
  • Sample: Describe the sampling procedure, how the recruitment and selection process will occur, consent process, the study site (where you will find your subjects), and the projected number of subjects (n=). (Cluster Sampling w/ 2 dependent and 5 independent variables)
  • ProceduresDescribe the process of implementing your study. What, exactly, would you do once you have the subjects? (Be extremely specific.)

Methodology ( We started it but need to thoroughly go into detail)

This study proposes a quantitative methodology to investigate the effectiveness of services provided in independent living program in increasing the independence of youths that have aged out of foster care. The study will have two independent variables and two dependent variables. The independent variables are employment and education services offered through the selected county’s independent living programs (Sacramento County, 2019). The dependent variables are employment and college educational attainment 5 years after leaving foster care.The treatment group will consist of 100 youths (n= 100) who received the two services before leaving foster care 5 years ago, in 2015. These are youths who had attained the age of 16 years or more prior to leaving foster care.The control group will consist of 30 youths who left foster care without receiving either employment or education services for one reason although they were eligible for participation. The study will be cross sectional. The primary data collection tool, a survey designed to take about 50 minutes, will be administered electronically to the participants. Responses from treatment and control groups will be analyzed to identify whether there are statistically significance differences in terms of employment and educational attainment between aged out of foster care youths who r