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I need a brief (1-3 sentences) description of your area of interest (At-Risk Children), then describe a qualitative research study, including the research question(s), which could be conducted for your area of interest. Explain which of the orientations of inquiry you would draw most heavily from and why you believe it to be an appropriate orientation.

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The definition of at-risk children is generally a subjective one based on the negative educational, psychosocial, socio-economic and health outcomes that define their present realities and limit their possible futures. Legally we accept a definition that includes low self-esteem and self-efficacy as well as poor academic achievement and progress, along with risky behaviors that worsen the eventual possible outcomes such as drug addiction, unemployment or rather being unemployable, early sexual activity and the like. It is hard to speak of or study at-risk children without addressing the at-risk families and communities that effect their development and well-being.

Given the above, few studies have addressed the issue of at-risk children from a holistic perspective. One would ...

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