Parenting and Child Discipline Strategies: Raising Healthy Kids

  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

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.

DBMF 605  Research Paper Rubric (Based on 100 point total)

CriteriaAdvanced 92-100                      (A- to A): Satisfies criteria w/ excellenceProficient 84-91                        (B- to B+): Satisfies CriteriaDeveloping 76-83            (C- to C+): Satisfies most criteriaBelow Expectations 1-75   (F to D+): Does not satisfy criteriaNot PresentPoints Earned
 Content: 70% = 70 pts0
Introduction5 pts. ☐ Exceeds the criteria listed in the Proficient column ☐ Demonstrates exceptionally clear, concise, and insightful introduction to the topic/problem4pts. ☐ Introduction is clear and concise ☐ Defines the topic/problem and scope of the paper.3 pts. ☐The introduction needs to be developed more fully. ☐The topic/problem and scope of the research needs to be more clearly defined.1 to 2 pts. ☐The introduction was vague and did not clearly introduce the topic/problem being investigated.0 points   ☐ Not present  0
Past Approaches15  pts. ☐ Meets criteria in the Proficient column. ☐ Review of past research is exceptionally well done. ☐ Demonstrates exceptional insights into past research and empirical knowledge.  13 to 14 pts. ☐ Reviews how the problem/topic has been addressed in the past. ☐ Clear and concise summary of past research ☐ Demonstrates adequate understanding of past research and use of empirical knowledge.11 to 12 pts. ☐ Review of past research is limited. ☐ Understanding of past research on the topic is insufficient or lacking. ☐Some relevant research was reviewed.1 to 10 pts. ☐Analysis of past research and approaches to the topic was extremely limited ☐ Student showed minimal awareness of past research approaches.  0 points

☐ Not present  
0
Current Research15  pts. ☐ Meets criteria in the Proficient column. ☐ Review of current research is exceptionally well done. ☐ Demonstrates exceptional understanding of  current research and empirical knowledge.  13 to 14 pts. ☐ Reviews how the problem/topic is currently being addressed ☐ Shows clear understanding of current research and empirical knowledge ☐ Substantive; good development of ideas and concepts ☐ Assertions clearly supported by empirical knowledge11 to 12 pts. ☐ Review of current research is limited. ☐ Understanding of current research on the topic is insufficient or lacking. ☐Some relevant current research was reviewed.1 to 10 pts. ☐Analysis of current research and approaches to the topic was extremely limited ☐ Student showed minimal awareness of current research approaches.  0 points   ☐ Not present0
Future Resarch5  pts. ☐ Meets criteria in the Proficient column. ☐ Provides exceptional insights into the need for future research  4 pts. ☐ Discusses the kinds of future research that needs to be conducted on the topic/research area  3 pts. ☐ Provides some relevant comments regarding the need for future research  1 to 2 pts. ☐ Discussionof current of the need for future research is minimal.  0 points   ☐ Not present 
Practical Applications10  pts. ☐ Meets criteria in the Proficient column. ☐ Provides exceptional insights into practical applications based upon the research review  9 pts. ☐ Discusses practical applications derived from the research review. ☐ Substantive; good development of ideas and concepts ☐ Applications are clearly supported by empirical knowledge  8 pts. ☐ Provides some relevant practical applications but links to the research are limited ☐ Provides a limited number of relevant practical applications1 to 7 pts. ☐ Discussion of practical  applications is minimal/insufficient.  0 points   ☐ Not present 
Faith
Issues
10  pts. ☐ Meets criteria in the Proficient column. ☐ Provides exceptional insights into faith issues raised by the research review  9 pts. ☐ Discusses possible faith issues raised by the research review ☐ Uses the Bible and/or Christian principles to support discussion  8 pts. ☐ Provides some limited discussion of  relevant faith issues ☐ Discussion of faith issues fails to adequately use the  Bible and/or Christian principles      1 to 7 pts. ☐ Discussion of practical  applications is minimal/insufficient.  0 points   ☐ Not present 
Conclusion10 pts.   ☐The conclusion offers a good summary of issues treated in the paper and offers practical application.  9 pts.   ☐The conclusion offers a summary of issues treated in the paper and offers application.  8 pts.   ☐The conclusion may need improvement.1 to 7 pts.   ☐The conclusion is weak or is not present in the paper.0 points   ☐ Not present                    0
 Structure: 30% = 30 pts0
Organization19 to 20 pts. ☐All required elements are included and presented with strong headings and organizational clarity. ☐There are clear transitions between paragraphs and sections. ☐The treatment of the topic is logically oriented. ☐The paper meets the page length requirement.17 to 18 pts. ☐All required elements are included and organized. ☐There are transitions between paragraphs and sections. ☐The treatment of the topic is logically oriented. ☐The paper meets the page length requirement.15 to 16 pts. ☐Most required elements are included and are mostly organized. Most paragraphs and sections have transitions. ☐The logical treatment of the topic needs improvement. ☐The paper may not meet the page length requirement.1 to 14 pts. ☐ Few or no required elements are included. Few or no transitions exist between paragraphs and sections. ☐There may not be a logical treatment of the topic. ☐The paper does not meet the page length requirement.0 points0
Style10 pts. ☐The paper properly uses current APA style and DCCC Professional Writing Guidelines. ☐Proper headings, in-text citations, and references are formatted correctly. ☐The paper reflects a graduate level voice and vocabulary. ☐There are very few spelling and grammar errors.9 pts. ☐The paper consistently uses current APA style and DCCC Professional Writing Guidelines with few or no exceptions. ☐Proper headings, in-text citations, and references are formatted with few or no errors. ☐The paper reflects a graduate level voice and vocabulary. ☐There are few spelling and grammar errors.8 pts. ☐The paper inconsistently uses APA style and DCCC Professional Writing Guidelines. ☐Headings, in-text citations, and references are inconsistently formatted. ☐The paper does not consistently reflect a graduate level voice and vocabulary. ☐There are spelling and grammar errors.1–7 pts. ☐The paper erroneously uses or does not use APA style and DCCC Professional Writing Guidelines. ☐Headings, in-text citations, and references are erroneously formatted or not present. ☐The paper does not reflect a graduate level voice and vocabulary. ☐There are spelling and grammar errors.0 points0
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