Part 1. This part comprises a statement of a health related research problem. You may select any problem of interest; you will profit most if you select an area where you have a genuine question. If the question is relevant to a particular population, please make note of it in your paper. You are required to submit your written paper showing a) Topic; b) Introduction; c) Background of study; d) Statement of the research problem; e) Research question and subquestions/hypothesis; f) Methodology.The paper should be no more than two pages.
Using any data base you are familiar with, search the literature for relevant information to your problem. Locate and select three articles (peer reviewed articles) most related to your research problem. Summarize the analysis of the data in preparation for part 2 of the assignment.
For part 2, write a brief critical review paper regarding your research problem. The paper should critically review the three cited articles related to your research problem. The critical review should be a synthesis of the findings of the articles related to your research problem. On the last page of your paper, please include a reflection statement on the overall value of the assignment to your statistics course. The final paper, of no more than four pages, should have a conclusion and references developed from the three articles. The paper will be submitted along with a PowerPoint outline at the completion of your in class presentation on the last day of class.
A. Excellent- superior performance demonstrating a thorough understanding of required terms and concepts; ideas adequately presented with logical arguments and documented research; demonstrating ability to test and evaluate hypotheses in appropriate courses, and completed activities, effective contribution to class discussion; competence adequately demonstrated in knowledge areas; with excellent English usage and spelling
B. Acceptable- Good performance demonstrating a clear understanding of required terms and concepts; ideas adequately presented with logical arguments and documented research; demonstrating ability to test and evaluate hypotheses in appropriate courses, and in completed activities; good contribution to class discussions; adequately demonstrates competence in knowledge areas, with good English usage and spelling
C. Passing by barely meeting standards- Demonstrates basic understanding of required terms and concepts. Inconsistently contributes to class discussions etc.; Uses minimal research to document sound but not so well substantiated arguments; demonstrating partial ability to test and evaluate hypotheses in appropriate courses; minimal competence demonstrated in performance and knowledge areas; displays adequate use of English and spelling