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Research Assignment #1

Purpose

The student will read and understand the given case scenario and further develop a hypothetical project. The student will answer given questions that will serve as a guide for this project. Also, the student will explain key concepts and apply theoretical frameworks, models and/ or theories pertinent to this case.

General directions

1. You will submit one (1) paper as part of this assignment (individual assignment).

2. Your research paper must follow APA format according to Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.). Include a cover page and headings per 6th edition APA guidelines.

3. The research paper should be minimum of 3 pages (not including the title or reference pages) – maximum of 6 pages (not including the title or reference pages), single spaced, Times New Roman, Size 12, and 5 references related to the topic (3 must be peer-reviewed journal articles).

Research Paper

4. Include the following components in your research paper:

a. Title Page

b. Introduction

c. Problem Statement

d. Population of Interest

e. Key concepts such as: obesity, social determinants of health, health promotion and risk reduction, role of community health nurses.

f. Theoretical frameworks of behavioral change / models

g. Planning community intervention / Funding

h. Evaluate the community-level intervention

i. Social marketing / resources

j. Research studies (at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles)

k. Conclusion

l. References Page

5. All Florida National University policies related to plagiarism must be observed.

Directions and Grading Criteria: Research paper #1

Category

Points

Description

Introduction

5

The introduction must be clear and concise and be inclusive of a brief summary of the intent of your paper. It must also provide a formal purpose statement to set your paper up for your reader(s).

Problem Statement

10

Fully describe the primary problem you are addressing as part of your potential hypothetical project. Integrate contemporary/scholarly evidence (no more than 7 years old) to support the need for change.

Population of Interest

5

Describe your population of interest.

Key

Concepts

10

1. Introduce / explain key concepts such as: obesity, social determinants of health, health promotion and risk reduction, role of community health nurses.

2. Theoretical frameworks of behavioral change / models

10

Describe and apply a behavioral change model that addresses health promotion and risk reduction in this particular case (theoretical frameworks of behavioral change / models discussed on Chapter 5 of textbook).

3. Planning community intervention / Funding

10

Describe the selection of the most appropriate intervention / Describe your implementation plan. Apply collaboration / teamwork / funding. Provide explanation. Support your answer with evidence-based research literature.

4. Evaluate the community-level intervention

10

Describe your evaluation of the community-level intervention(s) / program. Explain its importance.

Support your answer with evidence-based research literature.

5. Social marketing / resources

7

Use social marketing to change health behaviors or beliefs, social or cultural norms, or community standards to improve health or benefit society. Explain social marketing. Mention resources that you will use.

6. Research studies

15

7. Mention at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles related with the topic in your paper.

Conclusion

8

Summarize the key points you made within your paper. Avoid introducing any new information in this section.

APA formatting, scholarly writing

10

Follow APA formatting guidelines. Present a scholarly paper without grammatical or sentence structure errors, spelling errors, etc.

Total

100

A quality paper will exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric: Research Paper #1

Assignment Criteria

A

Outstanding or highest level of performance

B

Very good or high level of performance

C

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

F

Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance

Introduction

5 points

Introduction is clearly conveyed and summarizes the primary intent of the paper. A formal purpose statement is included.

5 points

Introduction is conveyed and outlines the primary intent of the paper. A formal purpose statement is included.

4 points

Introduction includes the primary intent of the paper. A formal purpose statement is included.

3 points

Introduction is vague and/or not included. The primary intent of the paper is not conveyed. There is no purpose statement included; purpose is unclear.

0-2 points

Problem Statement

10 points

The problem being addressed is fully described. Need for change is clear and includes strong support of scholarly evidence.

8-10 points

The problem being addressed is described. Need for change is clear and includes support of evidence.

6-7 points

The problem being addressed is identified. Need for change is touched upon and includes some evidence.

4-5 points

The problem being addressed is unclear or difficult to ascertain. Need for change is unclear and/or does not include support of evidence.

0-3 points

Population of Interest

5 points

Provides a detailed description of the population of interest.

5 points

Generally, describes the population of interest.

3-4 points

Identifies the population of interest.

2 points

Fails to identify a population of interest.

0–1 points

Key

Concepts

10 points

Provides a detailed description of key concepts.

8-10 points

Generally, describes the key concepts.

6-7 points

Identifies some of the key concepts.

4-5 points

Fails to identify the key concepts.

0-3 points

8. Theoretical frameworks of behavioral change / models

9.

10 points

Selects and describes an appropriate behavioral change model to address health promotion and risk reduction in this particular case.

8-10 points

Selects and partially describes an appropriate behavioral change model to address health promotion and risk reduction in this particular case.

6-7 points

Selects, but not describes an appropriate behavioral change model to address health promotion and risk reduction in this particular case.

4-5 points

Fail to mention and describe an appropriate behavioral change model to address health promotion and risk reduction in this case.

0-3 points

Planning community intervention / Funding

10 points

Correctly and concisely states the planning community intervention. Provides details.

8-10 points

States the planning community intervention, but fails to be concise.

6-7 points

States the planning community intervention, but may have one or two elements incorrect.

4-5 points

Fails to state the planning community intervention and/or may have three or more elements incorrect.

0-3 points

Evaluate the community-level intervention

10 points

Correctly and concisely describes the evaluation process of the community-level intervention. Provides details.

8-10 points

States the evaluation process of the community-level intervention, but fails to be concise / do not provide details.

6-7 points

States the evaluation process of the community-level intervention, but may have one or two elements incorrect / or missing elements.

4-5 points

Fails to state the evaluation process of the community-level intervention and/or may have three or more elements incorrect / or missing.

0-3 points

Social marketing / resources

7 points

Provides a detailed description / explanation of social marketing / resources used.

7 points

Generally describes the social marketing / resources used.

4 – 6 points

Identifies the social marketing / resources with no explanation / details.

2 - 3 points

Fails to identify the social marketing / resources used.

0–1 point

Research studies

15 points

Provides at least 3 research studies that support your paper.

(peer-reviewed journal articles)

12-15 points

Provides 2 research studies that support your paper.

(peer-reviewed journal articles)

8-11 points

Provides 1 research study that supports your paper.

(peer-reviewed journal articles)

4-7 points

Fails to provide research studies that supports your paper. (No peer-reviewed journal article)

0–3 points

Conclusion

8 points

Concisely summarizes key points made within the paper.

7 - 8 points

Includes summarization of points made in paper, but might not be concise.

4 - 6 points

Provides conclusion with brief overview of primary points made in the paper. Does not remain concise.

3 - 4 points

Fails to summarize key points made in the paper. Might include new information or conclusion that is unclear/unfocused.

0-2 points

APA formatting, scholarly writing

10 points

Writes in a scholarly manner with no grammar, spelling, or syntax errors. Follows the rules of APA formatting.

9-10 points

Writes in a scholarly manner with minimal grammar, spelling, or syntax errors. Follows the rules of APA formatting.

8 points

Writes in a scholarly manner with several grammar, spelling, or syntax errors. Breaks minor rules of APA formatting.

7 points

Does not write in a scholarly manner. Commits many errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax. Does not follow APA format.

0–6 points

Total Points Possible = 100 points

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