Carefully read through all components (listed below) required for completion of the Research Project. In selecting your project topic, ensure that you will be able to ascertain the appropriate data/information needed to complete the project in terms of the deliverables.
Select a health care organization (local or national, large or small, public or private) and perform a needs assessment/gap analysis. You may utilize your own organization if you are employed in a health care related company. You may approach the Research Project from a (1) Human Resources, (2) Operations, or (3) Facilities perspective. You may select an organization in your own community.
Human Resources: staffing, training, recruitment, retention, job function redesign, etc.
Operations: delivery of service/care, access, wait times, equipment usage, process improvements, resource optimization, regulatory compliance, etc.
Facilities: space planning, construction, redesign, relocation.
The components for the Research Project include the following:
Executive Summary (Needs Content Criteria)
Description of the organization (history, length in service/operation, how many beds? clients served? location; rural vs. urban, satellite locations, total number of staff, client usage information/demographics, etc.)
Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis: What is not currently being offered? Room for improvements? Service delivery deficits? Personnel issues/shortages? Justify with supporting data and statistics.
Propose an intervention (service or facility) based on the needs/gap analysis.
Justify your proposed intervention by providing an analysis from:
Pick a minimum of three of the elements listed above depending on the organization selected and which apply to the specific organization/situation selected.
Create a plan to implement your intervention. Identify the stakeholders involved, and their role (s) in implementing the intervention. Include finance and staffing elements required to implement the intervention.
Develop a marketing communication plan on how the stakeholders will be informed, kept up-to-date, etc. prior to the intervention, during the intervention, and post intervention.
Develop a plan for measurement effectiveness of the intervention. What indicators will determine if the intervention is successful?
Writing the Research Project
The Research Project:
Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least ten scholarly and /or peer-reviewed sources, published within the last 5 years.
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A Research paper about Straight edge Society
A Research paper about Straight edge Society:
The thesis is: Straight Edge plays an important role in changing people lives, because it provides a better standard and safer life by upholding its values in addition to using some alternative forms of social networking.(adjustable)
A total of ten pages at least.
1- MLA format
2- The structure of the paper:
a. An intro followed by the thesis stated above.
b. Who or what is the subculture?
c. What is the history/background?
d. What are the core beliefs/practices/ideals? What do they do together?
e. Subculture-specific language/jargon/uniform/dress?
f. What do others think about them?
g. What are current issues, problems, or concerns that are affecting the subculture now?
h. How do social media and media come into play for this subculture?
i. How are they represented/misrepresented in the media?
j. How do they use social media for recruitment?
k. What are the key blogs/websites?
l. How are they portrayed in pop culture?
m. What is the subculture’s presence on campuses in Northern California?
3- please include quotes from these following sources: ( and add three more so the total is 6 recourses)
T. WOOD, ROBERT. “The Straightedge Youth Sub-Culture: Observations On The Complexity Of Sub-Cultural Identity.“ Journal Of Youth Studies 6.1 (2003): 33. SocINDEX with Full Text. Web. 2 Apr. 2014.
Haenfler, Ross. Straight Edge [Electronic Resource] : Clean-Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, And Social Change / Ross Haenfler. n.p.: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006., 2006. Meriam Library Catalog. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.
Helton, Jesse J., and William J. Staudenmeier Jr. “Re-Imagining Being 'Straight' In Straight Edge.“ Contemporary Drug Problems 29.2 (2002): 445. Academic Search Premier. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.
More notes that might help you from our class
Helpful reminders before you finish writing draft one of the research paper:
The first time you mention a person, use both first and last names, any titles, and authority. After that, use just the last name.
Do not just write:
Blatt argues that “Paul Stanley was an unlikely candidate to become a rock star. He was born with a facial deformity, microtia, which prevented his right ear from forming properly and left him deaf on the right side.” She illustrates clearly in her article, “KISS's Paul Stanley Overcame Deafness, Deformity and Bullying To Become A Rock Star,” how despite his rocky path as a child with many difficulties to combat, Stanley and his band’s trajectory to fame was a matter of luck, hard work, and dedication (Blatt).
How does Ruth Blatt get to be an authority on rocker Paul Stanley from KISS? Watch how I show authority in one simple move:
Dr. Ruth Blatt, a regular contributor to Forbes about the intersection of business and rock music, argues from her research on teamwork in music that “Paul Stanley was an unlikely candidate to become a rock star. He was born with a facial deformity, microtia, which prevented his right ear from forming properly and left him deaf on the right side.” She illustrates clearly in her article, “KISS’s Paul Stanley Overcame Deafness, Deformity and Bullying To Become A Rock Star,” how despite his rocky path as a child with many difficulties to combat, Stanley and his band’s trajectory to fame was a matter of luck, hard work, and dedication as a team of misfits (Blatt).
2. SIGNAL PHRASES
Avoid the signal phrase pieces, “According to,” and “says/states.” There are so many stronger phrases/verbs out there. Use the moves/templates in TSIS!
3. CITING THE INTERVIEW IN YOUR PAPER:
First time the interviewee/informant is mentioned:
Dr. Robert Tinkler, history professor at California State University, Chico, best summed up the difference between Trekkies and Trekkers in our interview in his office on campus: “Quote quote quote.”
Another apparent difference that is illustrated in this community is “quote quote quote” (Tinkler).
On the Works Cited page:
Tinkler, Robert. Personal interview. 15 March 2014
Other types of interviews:
For a telephone interview, use Telephone interview in place of Personal interview. Skype… FaceTime…Email…
Cooper, Shelby. Telephone interview. 1 April 2014.
Lavis, Simon. FaceTime interview. 4 April 2014.
Published interviews. This includes both print and broadcast outlets. If the interview is part of a larger work like a book or TV program, the title of the interview should go in quotation marks and the title of the book/TV show should go in italics. Determine the medium that the interview came from (print, web, DVD) and fill in the rest of the information as required by that medium.
(If the interview that you're quoting from does not have a title, you can add the descriptor Interview (unformatted) after the interviewee's name.)
Seles, Monica. “Monica Seles Fights On.” Interviews with Tennis Champions. By Tony Dale. San Bernadino: Borgo, 1992. Print.
Online only published interviews. List the interview by the name of the interviewee, starting with their last name. If the interview has a title, put it in quotation marks. Place the name of the site in italics, give the publisher name, publication date, the medium of the publication (web) and the date you accessed it.
If no publisher is given, insert the abbreviation n.p.
(If the interview does not feature a title, add the descriptor Interview (unformatted) after the interviewee's name.)
Obama, Michelle. Interview by Caren Zucker. ABC News. ABC, 2009. Web. 19 Apr. 2009.
Speeches, Lectures and Conference Presentations. Provide the speaker's name, starting with their first name. Give the title of the speech (if any) in quotation marks. Follow with the name of the meeting and the organization, the location of the talk and the date. Lastly, include a descriptor that indicates what sort of talk it was (keynote address, lecture, etc).
Use the abbreviation n.p. if the publisher is not known and n.d. if the date is not known.
Stein, Joel. “How to Be a Freelance Writer.” Ohio Wesleyan University. Grey Chapel, Delaware, OH. 7 May 2008. Lecture.
4. MLA FORMAT: IN-TEXT CITATIONS/itc’s:
Know what needs to be included in the parentheses based on what is in the sentence preceding it.
Super duper helpful formula sheet:
Data from a CNN report suggests that additional security for the “presidential and provincial elections” contributed to the increase in American casualties in the summer of 2009 (“August”).
“August is Deadliest Month for U.S. Military in Afghanistan.” CNN.com. Cable News Network. 28 August 2009. Web. 5 April 2014.
Other tips like these at: http://www.ocean.edu/library/the_source/MLA.htm
Sample sheets for citations and itc’s. Take notes on the items I point out:
Authors with multiple works:
5. MLA FORMAT: Works Cited list:
Two or More Books by the Same Author (Purdue OWL)
List works alphabetically by title. (Remember to ignore articles like A, An, and The.) Provide the author’s name in last name, first name format for the first entry only. For each subsequent entry by the same author, use three hyphens and a period.
Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin’s, 1997. Print.
—. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993. Print.
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