Proposal on the outcomes of the use of a social skills training group for 10 children aged 13-18 with mild depression using the pre-and-post-test design

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Ten children aged between thirteen and eighteen years will be considered in this study, which will conduct expansive observations designed to determine the effectiveness of group-based social skills training in improving the participant’s social qualities. Pre-test and post-test design approach will be utilized to collect vital data, which will be analyzed using ANOVA. The dynamics therein will be interpreted exhaustively during the research to uncover possible gaps that will form the basis for future studies. All ethical concerns surrounding the survey have been investigated accordingly. The provisions herein show how each has been handled. Research Questions The research will seek to address the following questions; 1) Whether or not the social skills group training is impactful in helping adolescents with mild depression to improve their interpersonal skills and boost their self-esteem? 2) If children taking part in the social skills group training program will be satisfied? Literature Review According to Kaat and Lecavalier (2014), navigating the social world of individuals with mild depression is likely to uncover the underlying dynamics.

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They conducted carried out a single-case multiple baseline framework where he examined social skills, the pre-assessment, post-assessment, and a three-month follow-up to explore the interventions therein. Individuals with autism aged between fifteen and nineteen years were captured in the study. Lecomte et al. (2008) noted that most of them were intellectually disabled and could not maintain resourceful relationships for long periods. Equally, it is essential to interview research respondents directly so that to avoid possibilities of misinterpretation and to ensure all matters are clarified. According to Fraenkel, Wallen, and Hyun, (2011), a questionnaire is always the best approach of gathering information in cases where a survey strategy is employed and if the participants are unable to read and write. Kimberlin and Winterstein (2008) argue that validity implies to the ability of an instrument measuring its dynamics.

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Many researchers emphasize on content validity, which explores the accuracy with which a research instrument captures elements under investigation. Thus, content validity is useful in uncovering how accurately the questions being explored tend to reveal the required information. Respecting other people is significant, and it is captured as a fundamental human right by the Constitution and other global agencies. Participants are autonomous individuals, and they have the right to decide whether or not to take part in the study. According to Munhall (1988), a choice is whereby a person has the power of selecting or the opportunity of deciding on picking something without external interference. The decision should be conducted without any form of coercion. This study will make sure that all respondents give their informed consent before participating in the study.

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Therefore, the researcher will need to be diligent when choosing an area where to conduct the interview. Despite the aforementioned limitations, from the researcher’s perspective, advantages outweighed cons thereby picking it as the most appropriate approach. Conclusion The proposal on the outcomes of the use of a social skills training group for ten children aged 13-18 with mild depression using the pre-and-post-test design forms an integral part of the current societal needs. It is expected to capture areas that need improvement and how best people with related cases can be helped. Equally, it explores the methodology that will be used, ethical concerns, and limitations of the study.  Theory into practice, 39(3), pp. Davis, M. C. , Green, M. F. Fraenkel, J. R.

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