Ritical Thinking; Basic Concepts of Quantitative Reasoning; Hypothesis Formulation

Submit a list of at least 2 but no more than 5 areas of research related to health and medicine that is of interest to you in Health Sciences, and about which youd like to review enough literature and research to be able to pick one strong and one weak research study to compare. Explain why you have picked these areas and why they are of interest to you.

Evaluate research studies in the health sciences published in academic/professional journals, displayed at websites or found in other sources of health science information

Ritical Thinking; Basic Concepts of Quantitative Reasoning; Hypothesis Formulation

Submit a list of at least 2 but no more than 5 areas of research related to health and medicine that is of interest to you, and about which youd like to review enough literature and research to be able to pick one strong and one weak research study to compare. Explain why you have picked these areas and why they are of interest to you.

ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS: Please read before completing assignments.

Assignment should be approximately 2 pages in length (double-spaced).
Please use major sections corresponding to the major points of the assignment, and where appropriate use sub-sections (with headings).
Remember to write in a Scientific manner (try to avoid using the first person except when describing a relevant personal experience).
Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is on independent thinking and critical analysis). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others.
When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be properly cited. This means that material copied verbatim must be enclosed in quotes and the reference should be cited either within the text or with a footnote.
Use of peer-reviewed articles is strongly recommended. Websites as references should be minimal.

Ritical Thinking Basic Concepts of Quantitative Reasoning; Hypothesis Formulation

For the session long project, choose one area within the health issue below as your research topic. You will focus on the same topic for your SLP throughout the session.

Traumatic brain injury

Before you begin, read the instructions and expectations carefully -this is not a typical report-style assignment.

Narrow down the topic to a certain part of the population (i.e. an age group, gender, a certain race or ethnicity, or a particular geographic area). It will help to do some research before choosing your focus, so you can see what literature will be available to use throughout the session. Look at the SLP in Modules 2 5 so you can plan ahead as approporiate.

Use credible professional sources such as ProQuest or EBSCO articles, or Websites from a university, government, or nonprofit organization to search for information about the issue. Consumer sources such as e-magazines, newspapers, and .com sites are not appropriate.

1. Introduce the topic and write a brief background about the scope of the problem. What is the health effect? How many people does it affect? Is there a treatment or a cure? What kind of research is being conducted about the problem? This part of the paper should be approximately 1 page.

2. Now, based on what you learned about the topic, think about what the gaps in knowledge seem to be. They are often stated in the Conclusionsof research articles. Using that information, do the following:

State a properly phrased health-related research question that you would like to answer if you were a researcher. Review the information in the link provided on the Background Information page so you are clear as to what a research question is. This should not be a paragraph or an explanation, just a research question.

3. Now, formulate a specific hypothesis to investigate that research question. Again, this should not be a paragraph or an explanation, just a properly stated hypothesis. Review the information in the links provided on the Background Information page so you are clear as to what a hypothesis is.

ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS: Please read before completing assignments.

Copy the actual assignment from this page onto the cover page of your paper (do this for all papers in all courses).
Assignment should be 2 pages in length (double-spaced).
Please use major sections corresponding to the major points of the assignment, and where appropriate use sub-sections (with headings).
Remember to write in a Scientific manner (try to avoid using the first person except when describing a relevant personal experience).
Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is on independent thinking and critical analysis). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others.
When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be properly cited. This means that material copied verbatim must be enclosed in quotes and the reference should be cited either within the text or with a footnote.
Use of peer-reviewed articles is required. Websites as references should be minimal and must be professional sources (such as university, government, nonprofit) rather than consumer sources (such as e-magazines and .com sites).