Research Topic Proposal and Rationale[WLOs: 3, 4] [CLOs: 3, 4, 6]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment read the articles Why Zika Virus Infection Has Become a Public Health Concern?Links to an external site. and A Guide to Critiquing a Research Paper on Clinical Supervision: Enhancing Skills for Practice Download A Guide to Critiquing a Research Paper on Clinical Supervision: Enhancing Skills for Practice. Additionally, read Chapter 17 from the book Research Methods in Social Relations.
The final paper for this course is a research design proposal. Each week, you will work on a section of the proposed design. This week, you will propose a health-related research topic and include the topic, the rationale for the topic, and the summarization of the need for the research. Please note: Your instructor will approve your topic or provide directions to resubmit the proposal.
Basic research investigates new knowledge about a phenomenon. The research question guides the research process and helps direct the process of data collection and should be clearly stated and testable. Some examples include the following:
For this assignment, you will submit a description of the topic that you will focus on for the final paper and a preliminary research question that will guide your paper. The research question will likely change and evolve as you read the literature on your topic, but it is important to have a research question to guide your reading and research focus. You will need to articulate your rationale for the need for your study and how your approach will contribute to the larger body of knowledge on the topic. You will also submit a list of search terms that you will use to find peer-reviewed articles on your topic in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. You may wish to access the tutorial Keywords Are CriticalLinks to an external site. to assist you with the process of generating keywords. Your instructor will give the final approval for your topic and offer guidance for finding research articles. It is recommended to use the following PICO method to develop your research proposal:
P-Population -What specific patient population are you interested in?
I-Intervention (intervention clinical students only)- What is your investigational intervention?
C-Comparison Group -What is the main alternative to compare with the intervention?
O-Outcome of Interest -What do you intend to accomplish, measure, improve, or affect?
T-Time -What is the appropriate follow-up time to assess the outcome?
In your paper, complete the following,
The Research Topic Proposal and Rationale Paper
Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.