Comment on things in the readings that particularly stood out and/or
were meaningful to you, or that were most relevant to, and useful for
your emerging dissertation research topic and method. ·Include direct quotes that you particularly liked and cite the source.Reading: I will give you the access to the books when you get the question. 1. Read the introduction and chapters 1 and 2 in the Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences book (Braud & Anderson, 1998), to establish a context for this course.2. In the book Transforming Self and others through Research (Anderson
& Braud, 2011), read p. 74-82 about most suitable topics and most
suitable researchers up to the exercise “Adversaries and allies.” Also
consult Table 1.2 on p. 37. 3. Attached article. 4. Watch ·My potential research question: do people who are affected by addicts to drugs and or alcohol elevate their well-being and relief their worry and obsession by giving their problems away to a higher power than themselves. This is done by writing their problem on a note and putting in a box, called “God’s box” at least once a day for 6 weeks.Guidelines for postings on readings:
Demonstrate comprehension and
understanding by critically analyzing major points or ideas that you
resonated with, through constructive analysis and original thinking.
Start by introducing the main idea
you are critiquing from a particular assignment, and then develop a
critical analysis of that idea. Attempt to synthesize into new
Allow all modes of knowing to inform
your analysis: body, heart/emotion, spirit, nature, creativity,
relationships, social community, as well as reason.
What is critical analysis?
Demonstrate an ability to question the argument in a balanced and fair
manner. “Uncritical reverence or critical, generalized disdain for any
topic, writer, or theme indicates the writer has not fulfilled this goal
. . . Scholarly writing is fair. Both sides of the issue (or many
sides, as the case may be) are presented: pros, cons, and balance are
the rules of thumb.”
Aim for substance in your writing.
Self-reflection is fine but it should
include new insights, new understandings, new learning, new connections
made with research/theories/readings, and it should complement critical
analysis. Do not just state “I like this … “ or “I didn’t like
Include direct quotes that you particularly liked and cite the source.
Requirements: 300 words