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PSYC FPX 3210 Assessment 1 Analyzing Sources Worksheet

Abstract

The impacts of low income and poverty on American children are the primary subject of this study. The United States Census Bureau provided me with the information I required for my study. Let’s pretend that the government provides psychologists who are interested in researching certain demographics with data like census records. In such instances, they will have a better idea of how many to ask to take part in their study. According to the article’s claims, the participants were professors and students from six distinct service-learning courses at a prominent public institution in the Midwest.

PSYC FPX 3210 Assessment 1 Analyzing Sources Worksheet

Our request to participate in the study was sent to seven different professors because only one of the seven courses had two parts. There was just one part to five of the courses. In addition, I used Summon to search the Capella University Library for material on child poverty and received data hits; after applying many filters, I was left with only two. The research wraps up with a review and discussion of two secondary sources.

Keywords: Income, Poverty, Data, Population, Participants, Census Bureau, United States

How many people in the United States under the age of 18 lived below the poverty line in 2018?

In 2018, there were 11,879 persons under the age of 18 who were living below the poverty level, representing 16.2 percent of the total population.

How many people aged 65 and older lived below the poverty line in 2018?

A total of 5,245 seniors (9.6 percent of the senior population) were living in poverty in 2018.

How can psychologists use government data?

Psychologists may find it useful to examine public records in order to understand better the social context and interpersonal dynamics of their patients. Security, economic status, social and sexual status, religious affiliation, and levels of religiosity are only few of the other aspects that might affect one’s mental health. By keeping these things in mind, psychologists may be able to more rapidly implement the treatment that is required.

Using the Library

In the Capella University Library, using Summon, search for children and poverty. How many results does this give you?

A search for “children and poverty” in Summons conducted through the Capella University Library, produced 2,286,670 outcomes.

From the Capella library home page, click Databases, under All Subjects (on the left), choose Psychology, then click PSYCArticles. Search for children and poverty.

From your search results in PSYCArticles, in the bar to your left, put a check next to Peer Reviewed, and change the publication date to 2014 to 2022. Now how many results do you have?

Through searching the Capella University library using the parameters PSYCArticles, “children and poverty”, Peer Reviewed, and the range of publication years 2014-2018, I was able to obtain 1,698 results. Compare that to the original search, which used no filters at all, and you’ll see a big difference.

In your search results in PSYCArticles, in the bar to your left, find Subject: Major Heading and click Show More, then scroll to mental health and put a check next to it. Click Update. Now how many results do you have?

After adding the filter for “mental health,” I was able to narrow the results down to 93.

Click on the title of the first result, then look to the right bar and click Cite. Then scroll to APA 7th edition. Copy and paste the reference.

Berry, J. W., & Hou, F. (2016). Immigrant acculturation and wellbeing in Canada. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 57(4), 254–264. https://doiorg.library.capella.edu/10.1037/cap0000064

Click on the title of the second result, then look to the right bar and click Cite. Then scroll to APA 7th edition. Copy and paste the reference.


Sutter, M., & Perrin, P. B. (2016). Discrimination, mental health, and suicidal ideation among LGBTQ people of color. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(1), 98–105. https://doiorg.library.capella.edu/10.1037/cou0000126

Are these two articles about children and poverty?

Two items were found after applying the directed filters. These pieces are entitled “Immigrant Acculturation and Wellness in Canada” and “Discrimination, mental health, and suicidal ideation among LGBTQ Persons of color,” respectively. To my knowledge, neither of these pieces directly addresses child poverty.

What could you have done differently to get results that were about children and poverty?

The search results would expand to 34 if the criteria were cleared and the word “poverty” was applied to the Subject: Major Heading. Topics and statistics on child poverty are discussed here. It breaks down the effects of child poverty by factors such as race, socioeconomic status, and family composition.

PSYC FPX 3210 Assessment 1 Analyzing Sources Worksheet

Using Scholarly Articles

Find the following article in the Capella library and then use it to answer the following questions. Hint, you can copy and paste this reference into Summon to find the article.

Wang, Y., & Rodgers, R. (2006). Impact of service-learning and social justice education on college students’ cognitive development. NASPA Journal, 43(2), 316–337. doi:10.2202/1949-6605.1642

Read the information in the section Methodology. Describe the sample instructor and student population (who participated), number of courses, and the type of institution. Use the correct in-text citation.

An investigation of the effects of social justice education and service learning on college students’ cognitive development was carried out at a public university in the Midwest. According to Wang and Rodgers (2006), there were seven participating teachers, and 72 students, or 41.1% of the total, 20 of whom were men and 52 of whom were women, with ages ranging from 18 to 33. According to Wang and Rodgers (2006), of these students, 19 were in their first year of undergraduate study, 3 were in their second year, 11 were in their third year, 30 were in their fourth year, and 9 were in their first year of a master’s degree. The institution offered six service-learning courses; all but one of them had just one component (Wang and Rodgers, 2006).

What do we know about the generalizability of this study? In the language of researchers, can the results of this study be generalized? 

The small sample size that could be obtained makes it difficult to generalize the results of this study. Only 72 of the students provided comments since 103 of them rejected to participate. The accuracy of the results rises with the number of penetration points you have, helping to preserve the integrity of data collecting (Wang and Rodgers, 2006)

Find the following article in the library and then use it to answer the following questions. Hint, you can copy and paste the reference into Summon to find the article.

Sutter, M., & Perrin, P. B. (2016). Discrimination, mental health, and suicidal ideation among LGBTQ people of color. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(1), 98–105. https://doi-org.library.capella.edu/10.1037/cou0000126

Read the information in the section Method – Participants. Describe the sample population (who participated) in your own words. Use the correct in-text citation.

The purpose of this study was to fill up some of the gaps between the existing studies on prejudice, suicidal ideation, and mental health. In addition to fostering a deeper awareness of the societal context of LGBTQ people of color. At least 18-year-old members of the LGBTQ community from various ethnic and racial minority groups, including those from major urban centers, were included in the survey’s sample (Sutter & Perrin, 2016).

Outside of the participants in this survey, who else might the results be true for? In the language of research, who can the results be generalized to?

Applying the data in a way that helps everyone from those who identify as LGBTQ to people of color to anybody from a marginalized group who struggles with mental health, depression, or suicidal ideation. Mental health specialists may be able to detect, diagnose, and treat problems before they worsen. It would be difficult to generalize this data due to the built-in safeguards intended to evaluate the survey’s integrity, such as immediate deletion if not answered enough or appropriately. Not knowing how many surveys were abandoned or accidentally deleted has made it difficult to get an accurate count of how many were sent out.

With the available data, however, it is possible to draw broad conclusions about the impact of racism and discrimination on the mental health of members of minority groups or people who identify as LGBTQ.

 

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