DTH107 Determine Health

Assessment 2: Research Report Template
Course HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Subject Title DTH107 Determine Health
Unit of Competency HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practise
Performance Criteria, Knowledge and Performance Evidence Assessed PC: CHCPOL003: 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.4, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.4 HLTAAP003: 1.4
PE: CHCPOL003: 1
KE: CHCPOL003: 1-7
Title of Assessment Task Assessment 2: Research Project

Task Instructions

This document must be used to complete Assessment 2. It is split up into five (5) sections; one for each step of your research report.

Step 1: Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Step 2: Plan the Information

Step 3: Gather the Information

Step 4: Analyse the Information

Step 5: Use Information in Practice

Research reports require evidence to be clearly structured and presented under specific headings. For each step, there are a number of items that must be addressed. Responses to these should be made under the headings provided.

Step 1 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

When undertaking research, you need to clarify the methods you will be using. For this section of the report, you must address the following points.

1.1 Rules of Evidence

Explain what the ‘rules of evidence’ are in relation to evidence-based practice (EPB) (50 words).

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1.2 Evidence-based Practice

Provide an APA-referenced definition of evidence-based practice (EBP) and state how it is used (50 words).

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1.3 Research and Continuous Improvement

Explain how EBP is different from ‘research’ and ‘continuous quality improvement’ and explain how they are used (50 words).

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1.4 Research Methods

Provide a diagram of EBP, a typical research process and continuous quality improvement.

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1.5 Duty of Care Requirements

Explain the duty of care requirements associated with EPB (50 words).

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1.6 Research Reasons

Describe what each of these different reasons for undertaking research are (20 words each).

  • Comparison
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Trend identification
  • Own knowledge extension
  • Strengthen quality of own practice

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Step 2 Plan the Information

The next step in a research report is to clarify why the topic should be researched and plan how you will gather the information. For this section, you should address the following points.

2.1 Issue Statement

Clearly state the two issues being investigated (20 words each).

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2.2 Objectives and Trends of Issues

State why each research topic (150 words each) is being investigated, including:

  • Two (2) objectives you aim to achieve for each (How will benefit nursing practice?)
  • APA-referenced evidence of why each is an issue
  • APA referenced example of where each can be seen in practice
  • Two (2) ways each issue is currently managed or approached.

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2.3 Research Data Sources

List eight (8) credible sources of data you could use to conduct your research, and for each include:

  • Resource name
  • Resource type (journal, text book, professional body publication etc)
  • Resource website or link.

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Step 3 Gather the Information

In Step 2, you listed objectives for each topic of research. You should have at least four (4). For this step, you need to collect, evaluate and organise the evidence related to your topics, and discuss your research processes.

3.1 Information-gathering Strategy

Summarise the strategy you used to gather information generally, noting the sources you explored, how you determined if the information was relevant and why you left certain resources out (150 words).

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3.2 Systematic Information Summary

Using the table below, list three (3) information sources you found that relate to each objective. For each resource, you must provide:

  • An APA reference
  • A link directly to the information
  • The research method you used to source the information
  • The resource type.
Research Objective Resource APA Reference Resource Link Method used to search Type of resource
E.g Decrease truancy at school E.g. Epstein, J. L., & Sheldon, S. B. (2002). Present and accounted for: Improving student attendance through family and community involvement. The Journal of Educational Research, 95(5), 308. E.g. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.laureate.net.au/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.laureate.net.au/docview/204194482?accountid=176901 E.g. Topic search on Google E.g. Journal article
Step 4 Analyse the Information

Once research has been conducted, it is important to analyse the information and determine its significance to the issues being investigated. For this step, you should compare, contrast and describe the information you found in relation to the research objectives.

4.1 Information Validity

List three (3) ways you can evaluate the validity of the information sources you have gathered.

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4.2 Cultural and Ethical Considerations

List three (3) cultural and ethical considerations for research.

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4.3 Information Analysis Processes

Explain how to undertake each of the following information analysis processes (20 words each).

  • comparing
  • contrasting
  • challenging
  • reflecting
  • distinguishing relevant from irrelevant
  • drawing interdisciplinary connections

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4.4 Information Comparison

Using the table below, you must compare the different sources of information you gathered, and assess their currency, feasibility, risks and benefits. In the table, analyse at least two (2) sources of information per objective.

Research objective Information author and year Summary of what information suggests How feasible of practical is the information Benefit Risk
E.g Decrease truancy at school E.g. Epstein & Sheldon (2002) E.g. Suggests that student attendance at school can be increased when schools work with families to manage out of school issues E.g. In practice this might be difficult, as each family is different, and it could take a lot of time and money for schools to do this. E.g. Truancy could reduce E.g. Could isolate families or be ‘too hard’ for school to maintain.
Step 5 Use Information in Practice

Finally, after conducting research, you need to present your conclusions and discuss how your results can be used in practice.

5.1 Use of Information in Practice

In 100 words for each issue, describe what the information you found suggests can be done in your work context to improve, manage or rectify the issue.

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5.2 Gaps in Information

For both issues, identify two (2) areas that require further research or evaluation, and reflect on potential interdisciplinary hurdles, such as places where referral or collaboration with other fields is required (100 words per issue).

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5.3 Actions and Recommendations

For each issue, present three (3) specific actions or recommendations to address the outcomes you investigated (20 words per recommendation).

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