FINAL REPORT: Health and Medicine
If you are unsure what your assignment might look like, remember it should appear similar to the many, many journal articles that you have been reading and reviewing as part of your studies. So look at the readings that we set you for ideas on how to present your assignment. Whilst the articles are longer and bigger in word count, pay attention to the ‘style’ and quality of writing and referencing, as this is what you should be aiming in terms of structure.
Section Details Word count (+/- 10%) including in text refs Title of assignment
This should be your research question. In journal articles it is the title of the article itself. It does not have to have a question mark – it can be a statement
Include your name under the title of your assignment Abstract This should follow a paragraph format – do not use subheadings.
This should include an overall, general introduction to the assignment which then moves the reader into the review of literature relevant to your question. At the end of the literature review you have established a gap for you will be addressing in terms of your research question Mention of your theory which you will be applying to your findings as part of your discussion All feedback from minor assignment should be addressed. Fully referenced
Methods This should include full details of all aspects of the methods used. All feedback from minor assignment should be addressed. Fully referenced
Results Description of main themes that emerged from data with quotes as examples. All feedback from minor assignment should be addressed. No referencing required.
500 (quotes not included in word count)
Discussion Explain theory (using references) and why it is useful to help us understand your results. Apply the theory to the themes to expain your results. Relate the results back to the literature which you presented in your earlier literature review. How does your results support/contradict the literature? What and how does your results add to the body of literature? Fully referenced (minimum of 3 new for theory, plus refer back to lit review references)
Discuss implications – eg, how might your results and discussion be useful for health practitioners, policy makers, general understandings of health? What do your results tell us about what other research could be done in this area in the future? Summarise what you have done and your main argument.
References Full list of all references used, correctly formatted using APA or Harvard style. Minimum of 18 references.