You will develop an analysis report, in five main sections, including (1) introduction, (2) research method (which includes your research questions/research objective, description of your data set, and your method of analysis), (3) research results, (4) conclusions, and (5) health policy recommendations. This should be a 5-6 page analysis report.
Here are the main steps for this assignment.
Step 1: Develop your analysis based on your approved research topic for Assignment #2
Step 2: Develop your formal research question or research objective – derived from the topic
Step 3: Run the analysis using an analytical software package (Analysis ToolPak or R)
Step 4: Create your analysis report based on the following instructions for this assignment.
The Report Structure:
Start with a
1. Cover page (1 page, including running head).
Please look at the example http://www.apastyle.org/manual/related/sample-experiment-paper-1.pdf (you can download the file from the class) and http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/apa_tutorial.cfm to learn more about the APA style.
In the title page include:
- Title – this is your approved topic
- Student name
- Class name
- Instructor name
Introduce the problem or topic being investigated. Including the relevant background information, for example;
- Indicate why this is an issue or topic worth researching;
- Highlight how others have researched this topic or issue (whether quantitatively or qualitatively), and
- Specify how others have operationalized this concept and measured these phenomena
Note: Your introduction should not be more than one or two paragraphs.
There is no need for a literature review in this assignment
3. Research Question or Research Hypothesis
What is your Research Question or Research Hypothesis?
***Just in time information: Here are a few points for Research Question or Research Hypothesis
There are basically two kinds of research questions: testable and non-testable. Neither is better than the other, and both have a place in applied research.