Submit a 5- to 6-page paper on the drug abuse issue you selected. Explain how you would begin solving this problem by utilizing the problem-solving skills you have developed in this course.
Be sure to complete the following in your paper:
Formulate a problem statement.
Analyze perspectives of the problem by identifying two to three stakeholders or interested parties to this problem/issue; explain how their perspectives may be similar to or different from your own and any implications their perspectives may have on the problem-solving process.
Create a hypothesis that might contribute to the solution of the social problem how the social problem might be solved.
Identify two different approaches to this problem.
Identify quantitative data you might collect and interpret to help with your problem-solving process.
Identify qualitative data you have collected related to this problem. Explain one meaning making strategy for this data—that is, a way to relate the data to the problem you have identified.
Identify quantitative data you have collected related to this problem. Explain one meaning making strategy for this data—that is, a way to relate the data to the problem you have identified.
Identify two or three additional problems that impact the problem on which you are focusing, and the implications these additional problems may have on the problem-solving process.
Consider how you might apply a group [or multiple-group] approach to solving the problem, and the implications for doing so.
Create a visual tool that supports the problem-solving process.
Explain how you would evaluate your hypothesis. In other words, explain how you will know if your hypothesis had led you to the “more favorable circumstance.”