Using the Week 2 Assignment Template, complete the following:

  • Devise a specific research question on an aspect of the topic selected in Week 1.
  • Formulate a testable research hypothesis.
  • Identify the research design category you believe is suitable for investigating your research question.
  • Explain why this research design category is an appropriate choice.

Support your choices and explanation with citations from the textbook and at least one scholarly/peer-reviewed source from the Ashford University Library. You can find suitable journal articles about specific research designs and methods in the Research Methods research guide.

The Research Question, Hypothesis, and Approach paper

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

week 1 topic

The topic that will be reviewed here is growth and development.  There are various theories of growth and development which have been formulated to discuss this topic. The major aim of choosing this topic is to ensure that there is reliable knowledge of the differences between growth and development and how each is measured. Additionally, the topic will ensure that the stages of growth and development are well-understood in order to appreciate every child and the entire human race. Moreover, the topic will ensure that the factors affecting growth and development among the children are reviewed effectively.

Articles Chosen:

Bogin, B. (2015). in Human Growth and Development. Human Biology77(4), 527-528.             doi:10.1353/hub.2005.0059

Manna, I. (2014). Growth Development and Maturity in Children and Adolescent: Relation to Sports and Physical Activity. American Journal Of Sports Science And            Medicine,2(5A), 48-50. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-2-5a-11

Raj, A. (2015). GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN: AN  AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE. International Journal Of Ayurvedic And Herbal        Medicine 3:5 (2013) 1337–134203(03). doi: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000137

How the articles are related to child growth and development

Manna argues that growth and physical development are dynamic procedures incorporating a wide range of cell and substantial changes. According to Manna, the most evident indications of physical growth change in the physical body. The offspring of a similar age may contrast in the rate of physical growth. Ethnic varieties in growth rate are additionally normal.  Manna aims at educating the public on growth and development. Consequently, growth standards (age-related midpoints for weight and height) must be connected carefully. Physical growth, as different parts of development, results from an unpredictable transaction among hereditary and natural elements. In addition, the endocrine organs likewise control the immense physical changes of youth and youthfulness. According to Manna, heredity plays a crucial role when it comes to growth and development.  The factors that influence child growth and development include great sustenance, relative opportunity from illness, and passionate prosperity. Manna explores the changes in size, extents, and muscle quality which are crucial in child growth and development.  Manna also looks at the importance of Physical action which is required for typical growth and development, and for kids to achieve their potential in muscle and bone development. Furthermore, Manna also looks at the social, physical and mental development procedures and how they are influenced by sport. Sports researchers, doctors, and physical teachers must be comfortable with the ordinary examples of growth and development of the youngster and pre-adult.  Manna also guides the society including parents and professionals on the benefits of sports when it comes to child growth and development. Sporting activities among the children is crucial in the growth and development of children as they aid in their muscle strength. Manna effectively explores all the areas of growth and development to ensure that there are effective understanding and guidance.

Bogin, B. (2015). in Human Growth and Development. Human Biology77(4), 527-528.             doi:10.1353/hub.2005.0059

Bogin explores the topic of growth and development with a focus on both children and adults. Bogin reviews the process of growth and development from early childhood to adulthood.  What makes Bogin’s research much unique is the fact that it employs biocultural advance in studying the evolution of human growth and development.  According to Bogin, growth, and development is understood better through the employment of a biocultural approach.  Bogin explores the phases of human growth from how a child is formed, grows and matures, and later dies. Bogin explores the stages of child growth and development and the activities or processes that need to be employed by guardians and caregivers to ensure that a child grows and develops effectively.

Another feature of growth and development that a Bogin explores is the stages of infancy, childhood, juvenility, as well as adolescence. Each stage of human growth is well-discussed with the utilization of both quantitative and qualitative research. Bogin uses real-life examples to ensure that the concept of child growth and development is underpinned and discussed effectively.

Raj, A. (2015). GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN: AN         AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE. International Journal Of Ayurvedic And Herbal           Medicine 3:5 (2013) 1337–134203(03). doi: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000137

According to Raj, 2015, growth is a pivotal aspect of every human being and its crucial role cannot be ignored.  Raj explores the process of growth which commences from conception and continues to the point when a child grows fully and becomes an adult.  Raj, 2015 also argues that development is a process which starts from birth to maturity.  According to Raj, 2015, development is an ongoing process which involves quantitative and qualitative changes and attainment of a number of competencies for optimal functioning in a social milieu.  Raj, 2015 discusses the factors that hinder effective growth and development among children. Raj, 2015, the discusses factors hindering growth and development and how they should be overcome.  Raj, 2015 also discusses the signs that should be looked by every guardian or caregiver to quantify whether a child is growing and developing normally. The intervention strategies that should be applied to promote effective growth and development are also covered effectively by Raj. Raj, 2015 applied real-world examples in his research to ensure that it was valid and reliable.