Mastering research methods equips health researchers or practitioners to develop a strong research proposal
Module 4 – SLP
TYPES OF VARIABLES AND DATA ANALYSIS
Mastering research methods equips health researchers or practitioners to develop a strong research proposal. This skill is particularly important for seeking financial support to conduct research studies.
In 3-4 pages, discuss the following as they pertain to your study, and incorporate this discussion into a 10- to 15-page final paper consisting of all prior SLP components.
Data collection procedures
Variables and measurement
Data analysis procedures (e.g., appropriate statistical test, software, etc.)
Study validation and ethics
How your results will be presented (think about tables and charts you can create).
How your results will be disseminated – would you like to publish? If so, where would be a good place?
What the impact of your study may be (policy, practice).
Length: 3 to 4 pages typed, double-spaced.
MSHS ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS
Use of scholarly sources: You are expected to utilize scholarly sources in preparing your paper and incorporate relevant background readings. Online sources must be limited to credible professional and scholarly publications such as peer-reviewed journal articles, e-books, or specific webpages on websites from a university, government, or nonprofit organization.
Use of your own words: Your paper should be written in your own words to enable faculty to assess your level of understanding. Use of direct quotes should be avoided. Only use direct quotes when preserving the exact words of an author is necessary. In the rare instance that directly quoted material is used, it must be properly cited (with quotation marks and page numbers in the in-text citation); quotes should not exceed 5% of the total paper content.
In-text citations and reference list: Cite your references in the text of all papers and on the reference list. In-text citations and reference list should conform to APA guidelines.
Error-free submissions: Proofread your paper to ensure it is free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and that each part of the assignment has been addressed clearly and completely.
Similarity Index (SI) score: Papers with Turniitin SI score of 15% or higher (excluding direct quotes and references) will be reviewed by the instructor to distinguish between correctly documented research and possible academic dishonesty. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work.
File format: Your work should be prepared using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel depending upon the assignment instructions. For assignments requiring video or voice recordings, use media formats that are supported by MyTLC Courses as noted in our Trident support page on File Formats.
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