Policy in the Housing and Community Development

Local Community Organizing and Change: Altering

Policy in the Housing and Community Development

System in Kansas City

  1. Does it pass the Litmus test below? – Please itemize your answer. (litmus test is shown below).

 The paper passes the litmus test as it shows the various levels that are used to provide of the justifications and it involves is research that was originally conducted. Moreover, the timeline for the research is in a period that can show the society in the contemporary placements.

  • What was the social problem and research problem being addressed in the study?

The social problem addressed in the research is the community change process. The research looks at the changes that are experienced in the community and links them to the housing of the community.

  • What theory/theories or conceptual framework was used?

There are various theories that are used for the research. A good example is the community social psychology theory. This theory makes it a better avenue to attract the interactions of the community and their actions in respect to various issues.

  • What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, mixed) was used?

The research is a qualitative since it looks at the significance of the variables that are used to the research. There are no numerical analyses of the results and the links of the analyses to the observations.

  • What method(s) was used to collect data?

There are various methods used to collect data in the research, among these methods are observation and social study. The observation of the community helped in arrivin at specific data which made it a better placement to help drive the study to the achievement of its purposes.

  • Who was the population? What sampling strategy was used?\

The population is the individuals of communities who look at the housing and organization of the society at different perspectives. The sampling that has been used is to categorize the populations into the cities where they live and study them effectively.

  • What are the limitations of reliability and validity of the study?

The study is limited in the aspect that it relies on human beings as the primary source of data and they might provide false data and making the research can lose its ground and investigators arriving at false conlusions. Thus, the research is vulnerable to numerous limitations given the large sample.

  • What were the variables or themes of interest?

The themes of interest in the study are the social power and adaptability of the communities to change in the society. These themes drive the entire study to the discovery of the issues that are discussed.

  • What were the findings?

The findings indicate that there are issues, which are affecting the society in terms of their reaction and the power to change. The communities, which were studied, show different levels of change in respect to various conditions.

  1. How can the findings & implications be applied to: Individuals, Groups, Settings, Communities, Professional practice, Policy

The findings of the study help to make the organization have a better way of approaching social change for groups and individuals. Moreover, this study makes it appropriate to choose the relevant settings to make the environment  better place. Nonetheless, the findings enhance the great selection of professional practices by people.

  1. How can you apply the findings & implications to your:
    1. Personal life
    1. Professional life

These findings can help me choose the best places where I can stay and carry out my duties as required. Professionally, I can use thus study in providing advice to people about where to stay based on various social factors.

  1. Answer these separately for the following article:

Emotional Intelligence: Significance of Psychology and Spirituality

Harprit Kaur, Varinderjeet Singh, and Parwinder Singh

Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab (India)

  1. Does it pass the Litmus test below? – Please itemize your answer. (litmus test is shown below).

The paper does not pass the litmus test since it does not provide all the features which are required like the literature review. Moreover, the paper does not specify whether it is of PHD or masters level.

  • What was the social problem and research problem being addressed in the study?

The research problem addressed in this study is adjustments defects for individuals. The issue of adjustments is looked at from a critical angle to reveal the best opinion of the researchers.

  • What theory/theories or conceptual framework was used?

The social adjustment theory is used in the study to determine the rate at which patients adjust to specific events in their lives. This study keenly shows the results of such occurrences and how they impact in the lives of the respective patients and the required levels.

  • What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, mixed) was used?

The research is quantitative since it has numerical values, which represent the findings of the research. These are found in the methodological section and the results section.

  • What method(s) was used to collect data?

To collect the required data, there were various styles that were used to retrieve them from the patients. These individuals were evaluated using specific methods which found out the best avenue of making the entire study feasible. The tests were conducted and then taken for analysis on the ANOVA scale that made it a better platform of ensuring the effectiveness and reliability.

  • Who was the population? What sampling strategy was used?

The population was made up of university students. Sampling of the population was based on age whereby a wide range of age of the participants was used.

  • What are the limitations of reliability and validity of the study?

The study was limited to a specific kind of subjects that made it difficult to test a wider range of age brackets for the students. This study included the university students that were in the age brackets of 21-24 years of age.

  • What were the variables or themes of interest?

The variables used for the study included the emotional intelligence of the students, the students were also tested on the spiritual quotients to determine their rates of knowledge on spiritual issues.

  • What were the findings?

The study found out that those who study psychology in the universities had a higher rate of emotional intelligence compared to those who studied the other disciplines. The students were well versed with how to handle issues and the characteristics of well-enhanced conversations. Thus, the entire discipline made it easier to challenges issues advanced to them.

  1. How can the findings & implications be applied to: Individuals, Groups, Settings, Communities, Professional practice, Policy

The following findings can affect the lives of people to different angles by making them wary of the factors which would enhance their emotional intelligence and take on various issues.

  1. How can you apply the findings& implications to your:
    1. Personal life
    1. Professional life

The can apply the findings of the study by acknowledging that education, specifically psychology, equips one with skills of tackling various challenges and I should therefore embrace it. Professionally, I can apply the findings of the study in enlightening the society on the impact education has on their lives and why each child should be taken to school.

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