In this paper, I discuss my experience with observing a group counseling session with the purpose of evaluating it in terms of how it is set up, how it is run, interventions used, culturally sensitivity, and the contribution toward my professional development as a social worker. The group setting plays a critical role in social work outside of the individual session and can be largely beneficial for clients in the forms of therapy, counseling, self-help, and support. By attempting to better understand group interventions, I will learn how to apply this strategy in aiding clients for whom this method is appropriate by increasing their social supports.
Naturalistic observation is a research technique involving the observation of people or objects in their natural environments to gather data. When performing a naturalistic observation, it is key for the researcher to remain unavowed to the subject, or the result of the data could be skewed. When conducting a naturalistic observation to study the exercise times of young adult males versus older adult males, a good place to make observations would be at a gym, a popular hiking trail, or in a populated city (ex: downtown Washington, D.C.) where there are large sidewalks and plenty of room for foot traffic. Next, determine the variables. The measurable variables would be determined by witnessing a subject perform some sort of exercise, or any act that raises the heart rate above its natural rhythm on purpose at different times of day (ex: bike riding, running or jogging, roller blading, weight lifting, swimming, etc.). A record is kept regarding the execution of the variables, and after spending a viable amount of time collecting data from the subjects, the results of the study can be concluded. A possible result of the study could be that it is more common for older adult males to exercise early in the morning, while it is more common for younger adult males to exercise late in the evening.
1. My participant observation research project is on sex offenders. A few topics I would be interested in is different type of offenders, such as pedophilic and non-pedophilic. I know sex offending is horrible all together but I really hate when I hear about children and teens being hurt. My questions would be what causes their urge to offend children? How do they know the victim? How to help the offender?
People change as they grow, in the way they look, the way they talk, and the way they act. This is no secret and has been going on since the beginning of time. Today, I was a substitute teacher for the art teacher at Wheatland R-II School, in Wheatland Missouri.
When it came to the nondomimant condition, the experimenter asked subjects to hold the pen with the hand that they would not normally use for writing. The experiment consisted of four different parts that were printed on separate sheets of paper and presented to subjects in a single booklet. The first task was a practice task and involved drawing a straight line between two points. The second task involved drawing a line between 10 ordered digits printed randomly around the page. Subjects were then told to indicate on this scale how difficult it was for them to perform the digit connection task. The participants were asked to mark the scale holding the pen as they had while performing the task. The difficulty rating was included because it
A case study is a research method concentrating on a sole individual, primarily used for studying people’s “rare conditions,” such as those with Capgras syndrome and Cotards syndrome (Kalat, 2015, p. 36-42). Naturalistic observation is covertly observing a person’s (or animal’s) behavior “under natural conditions” to gain new insights into their behavior (Kalat, 2015, p. 36-42). A correlational research method is a study that researchers use to measure the relationship between the variables without manipulating them (Kalat, 2015, p. 39). First, a zero correlation means “that as one variable” increases, the other reciprocates inconsistently (Kalat, 2015, p. 39). Second, a positive correlation merely means that the variables move in the same
Observer bias Participant observation Observer effect Representative sampling Which of the following is the main disadvantage of a case study? Its results cannot be truly unbiased Its results cannot be generalized to other similar conditions It is not easily done due to large number of subjects It is not detailed enough to address most research questions When researchers select participants from several different parts of the population, they are selecting a
During first period I observed Dana Bealing’s AP Calculus class. At the beginning of class Dana handed out the materials for the day. This included a project handout, a notes worksheet for the day’s lesson, and an example worksheet. During this time Dana connected with students by asking them how they dealt with the snow. She asked the students if they had any wild blizzard stories from the weekend. Dana announced to the students that there were going to be changes to the assignments due to the snow. She also took this time to tell the students that they needed to complete the final exam revisions if they had not already done so. These papers were handed to the students as they were walking in the classroom. The next activity included a
Many Sociologist believe that studying deviant behavior can be exciting, rewarding, and fun. However, the study of deviance can also be stressful, difficult and filled with difficulties that can be extremely challenging. There are many ways to research and study deviant behavior whether it be in covert or overt observation strategies. Covert observation is referred to as the study in which the researcher observes a social group and does not let the subjects know they are being studied (Inderbitzin, Bates, & Gainey, 2016, p. 575). Overt observation refers to public observation in which the researcher makes the social group aware that they are being observed and the researcher participates in the behavior (Inderbitzin, Bates, & Gainey, 2016, p. 577).
The ideal habitats for N. kaiseri are water pools and waterfalls (). The pattern of habitat selection in N. kaiseri is characterized by high occurrence in sandy substrates. This is presumably due to high velocity of water at the inner parts of the stream channel (Sharifi and Assadian, 2004) Sharifi et al, 2008). Pools and streamlets where this species is found are covered with different algae. N. kaiseri feeds on most small invertebrates particularly insects and their larvae in nature habitat and can hunt its prey inside the water, outside the water, or on the surface of water Reyahi- Khoram et al, 2016). The common causes of death in reintroduction are related to human activity, diseases, aggressiveness from other individuals and starvation
Observing college students in a natural, casual setting is quite interesting. A person can learn fascinating details about how young adults interact by sitting back and watching them from a distance without having any actual interaction. People and their mannerisms vary depending on the environment they surround themselves with. By the use of observation, an individual cannot only learn about his or her surroundings/peers, but also, the culture. Social anthropology is defined as the study of a group of humans in a particular society and their interactions. I used this particular type of anthropology while performing my own observation on the University of Southern Mississippi’s campus.
As I observed the class of the experienced practitioner(EP), I noticed that she stated clear objectives, emphasized and worked to meet those specific objectives throughout the plan. She ensured that the lesson was supported with appropriate resources to cater to the needs, interests and abilities of all learners.
When I made my first visit to practicum site, I tried to consider observing developmentally appropriate practice. First of all, I observed physical conditions of the classroom and the garden. The class and the garden are connected by windows that this helps children to make a connection between inside and outside world (Gonzales-Mena, 2001). When the classroom allows children being more integrated with the outside world, in my opinion, they find more things that they can improve their developments more intellectually. Also, this physical condition makes easy some activities. For example, in my observing class, every morning a child shows what weather is today via looking outdoor from the windows. I think that it is more pleasure looking from
For a teacher it is important to create lessons that benefit all children in the classroom. The two videos that I watched were about the teachers perfecting their teaching strategies for their students. The first video the lessons were for ages 4-5. The second video the lessons were for ages
Before I began observing at Saginaw Preparatory Academy in Ms. Blazo’s classroom I knew I wanted to be a teacher, specifically for Special Education. I knew this because of a teacher that my sister had. Her name is Mrs. Uhrich and she teaches at the Transitions Center, which is an