Final assignment for this course is a Final Paper that will focus on evaluating research studies and reports to analyze a specific topic within a Health and Human Services research area. • Program effectiveness of community-based mental health treatment facilities. For your Final Paper, you will elaborate on each section of your Final Paper Outline from Week Three. You must utilize at least eight peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last 10 years; these will be the same sources that you identified in your Week Three assignment. Your sources must present actual research studies that correspond to the problem or background of your selected topic area. Your Final Paper must aIDress the following: Describe your selected topic area. Your description of the problem or background of your topic area should include more detail than the overview you provided in Week Three. • Summarize the components, attributes, and/or various segments of the topic area you have selected. For example: o What is the research problem or issue? o Who or what is affected by this problem or issue? o What are some specific examples of research studies, evaluations, reports, literature reviews, etc. that aIDress it? o What are the findings of these sources, and what are their implications on the health and human services field? • Evaluate the research reports and/or theories from the studies presented in your minimum of eight peer-reviewed resources. This analysis should aID to the exploration of the problem or background of your selected topic area. Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: 1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. 2. Must include a title page with the following: a. Title of paper b. Student’s name c. Course name and number d. Instructor’s name e. Date submitted 3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4. Must aIDress the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 6. Must use at least eight peer-reviewed sources. 7. Must document all sources in APA style. 8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style.
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