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1. Post a brief description of a topic of research interest. Next, state the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview, and explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Then, explain how these assumptions lend themselves to one or more research approaches. Be sure to support your response with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style.

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2. Post an explanation of the role of theory in research. Next, identify a theory in your discipline, and explain its basic tenets. Then, with this theory in mind, consider your answer to the following question posed by Dr. Burkholder in this week’s reading: “What Do I Have to Believe About the World and About Human Beings in Order for Me to Accept or Use This Theory?” Finally, describe the extent to which the epistemological and ontological assumptions of your chosen theory align with the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview. Be sure to support your response with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style.

3. Discuss the extent to which a researcher’s knowledge and skills can support their role as an agent of positive social change. Be specific and provide an example(s). Be sure to support your response with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style.

RT001: Philosophy of Science, Theory, and Social Change: Analyze the roles of philosophy, theory, and social change in research.

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Item 1

Provide a brief description of a topic of research interest. Next, state the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview, and explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Then, explain how these assumptions lend themselves to one more research approaches. Be sure to support your response with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style.

(2–3 paragraphs)

Your Response

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Rubric

0Not Present1Needs Improvement2Meets Expectations
Module 1: The Philosophical Underpinnings of Research Inquiry
Describe a topic of research interest.Learning Objective 1.1: Describe topic of personal research interest.Response is not present.Description of topic of research interest is vague or incomplete.Description of topic of research interest is clear and complete.
State the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview, and explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Learning Objective 1.2: Define epistemological and ontological assumptions of philosophical orientations.Response is not present.Statement of philosophical orientation may not fully reflect worldview or explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of the orientation.Statement of philosophical orientation fully describes and reflects the worldview, and the explanation of the epistemological and ontological assumptions is detailed and clear.

Item 2

Explain the role of theory in research. Next, identify a theory in your discipline and explain its basic tenets. Then, with this theory in mind, consider your answer to the following question “What do I have to believe about the worlds and about human beings in order for me to accept or use this theory?” Finally, describe the extent to which the epistemological and ontological assumptions of your chosen theory align with the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview. (2–3 paragraphs)

Your Response

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Rubric

0Not Present1Needs Improvement2Meets Expectations
Module 2: The Role of Theory in Research
Provide an explanation of the role of theory in research.Learning Objective 2.2: Explain the role of theory in research.Response is not present.Explanation is vague or incomplete.Explanation clearly details the role of theory in research.
Identify a theory in your discipline and explain its basic tenets.Learning Objective 2.1: Define common theories and/or paradigms.Learning Objective 2.3: Use research databases and scholarly sources to identify a theory in your discipline.Response is not present.A theory is identified but the discipline may not be identified, and/or the basic tenets may not be fully explained.A theory is identified by discipline, and its basic tenets are clearly explained.
Describe the extent to which the epistemological and ontological assumptions of your chosen theory align with the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview.Learning Objective 2.4: Describe alignment between epistemological and ontological assumptions of a theory and philosophical orientations.Response is not present.Description attempts to show the alignment between the epistemological and ontological assumptions of the chosen theory, and the philosophical orientation but it may be incomplete or unclear.Description takes care to clearly show the alignment between the epistemological and ontological assumptions of the chosen theory and the philosophical orientation.
Support your response in APA style with scholarly evidence.Learning Objective 2.5: Apply APA style to writing.Response is not present.APA style is attempted in the response but sources may not be fully or correctly cited.APA style is complete and correct.

Item 3

Discuss the extent to which a researcher’s knowledge and skills can support their role as an agent of positive social change. Be specific and provide an example(s). Be sure to support your response with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA style. (2–3 paragraphs)

Your Response

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Rubric

0Not Present1Needs Improvement2Meets Expectations
Module 3: The Relationship Between Research and Social Change
Discuss the extent to which a researcher’s knowledge and skills can support their role as an agent of positive social change.Learning Objective 3.1: Evaluate the relationship of activities and social change.Response is not present.Response does not fully convey the impact of a researcher’s knowledge and skills on his/her ability to be an agent of positive social change.Response demonstrates understanding of the relationship between a researcher’s skills and his/her ability to be an agent of positive social change.

References

Provide a citation for each resource you used to write your response to this Assessment. The following citation has been provided as an example:

· Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., & Crawford, L. M. (Eds.). (2016). The scholar-practitioner’s guide to research design. Baltimore, MD: Laureate Publishing.

Mastery Rubric

In order to achieve mastery of this Competency, you must achieve a “2” on every Rubric row in addition to meeting the additional expectation indicated in the Mastery Rubric.

Mastery RubricNoYes
Exceeds Expectations: The Roles of Philosophy, Theory, and Social Change in Research
Learning Objective: Analyze the roles of philosophy, theory, and social change in research.Understanding of roles of philosophy, theory, and social change in research is vague and/or incomplete, not fully addressing all elements.Understanding of roles of philosophy, theory, and social change in research is clear and complete, fully addressing all elements.

It is highly recommended that you use this opportunity to practice these important skills in the context of this Competency Assessment in order to receive feedback about your current level of proficiency.

In this Competency Assessment, you will be assessed on the following Professional Skills: Written Communication and Applied and Collaborative Learning. These skills count toward your achievement of the Competency and the Professional Skills.

Professional Skills Assessment0Not Present1Needs Improvement2Meets Expectations
Written Communication: Write with clarity, coherence, and purpose.
LO1.1: Develop clear thesis statements.Thesis statement is not present.Thesis statement is unclear and/or unfocused.Thesis statement is well-defined and clearly describes the topic and focus of the response.
LO1.2: Use transitions to connect ideas.Transitions are not present.Transitions are used inconsistently or limit reader’s access to ideas.Writing conveys a cohesive idea through the effective use of transitions.
LO1.3: Use appropriate tone and vocabulary for a given audience.Vocabulary and tone are inappropriate for the audience.Vocabulary and tone vary throughout the writing, limiting reader’s access to ideas.Vocabulary and tone communicate key concepts that are appropriate for the audience.
LO1.4: Apply APA formatting and style guidelines.APA formatting and style are not present.Writing inconsistently uses in-text citations and References. Major errors in APA style impede understanding and/or violate standards for academic integrity.Writing uses in-text citations appropriately, includes References when applicable, and is formatted according to APA style. Minor errors in APA style do not impede understanding or violate standards for academic integrity.

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