Final Project Guidelines
The Final Project is due by Day 7 of Week 11.
For your Final Project, select a topic related to human services that furthers the research in this area and might inform practice, program development, program evaluation, advocacy, and/or policy development. This topic should be relevant in the human services field today. You will use this topic throughout the course in various Discussions and Applications. Most of the components below are submitted as individual assignments throughout the course. Please note that you might have to expand or revise the initial assignment in order to meet the requirements of the Final Project. In addition, be sure to incorporate feedback from your Instructor and colleagues into your Final Project. Please see the corresponding weeks for additional details on individual sections.
Your research paper should be 18–25 pages, not including the title page, abstract, or references. Please note that quantity does not always correspond to quality, and a well-written Final Project that includes all of the necessary information might contain fewer than the maximum number of pages. The Final Project is evaluated according to all four indicators in the “Application Assignment and Final Project Writing Rubric” located in the Course Information area.
You should compose an 18- to 25-page paper, referencing at least 15 resources, including the following:
•Introduction (Week 5)
•Theoretical Framework (Week 6)
•Literature Review (Weeks 7 & 8)
•Practical Application (Week 9)
•Social Policy (Week 10)
A superior Final Project demonstrates breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as critical thinking appropriate for graduate-level scholarship. The paper must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. It is recommended you use the Walden University Online Writing Center, http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/APA.htm, for additional guidance.