You will be writing a 1,250 word (4-5pp - without references) research paper about a public health problem, how to solve the problem and how to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Hints for the successful completion of the research paper.
For ideas, consult your textbook, read the newspaper, listen to the national news, think of everything that has happened in recent weeks, including two hurricanes, a horrific tragedy in Las Vegas of a mass shooting, and just the public health issues related to any of those crises.
2. Make sure that you have at least 6 sources, at least 4 from scholarly sources (peer reviewed) and all properly cited in APA format.
The Case Studies in your textbook are examples of public health episodes that can be scaled to local or regional issues. For each one some examples of resources will be specified that you can consult to build your research strategy - you may want to begin with the standard public health reference works CAB Direct and the CDC or Medline Plus. You may also want to consider how you will use the case study in your text to contextualize your topic - and extend the issues to a different geography or consideration. You may also want to extract one or two specific aspects and explore those for your topic. Remember the Who, Where, What, When and Why and think of the theoretical aspects - the disciplines, domains and data.
News Sources will be very helpful in all media as they related news about the issue and the effect on the local population. Remember that some of the issues are political and have consequences that you may not even realize and you may need to investigate more about what happened at that date whenever the incident took place. You may want to do some general searching in A&I databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar; an almanac, the NexiUni database under News or sources listed at Access World News - just restrict your search to the information or media product you want and set the dates you need to cover because each database has different default dates.
Some hints follow for each topic:
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) was released in July 2009. The following links support the sixth edition of the manual. It is available at the Reference Desks at all UCI Libraries at BF76.7 .P83 2010 You will want to make sure that you include examples of works cited and in-text citations.
Locate an available doi here! A doi is a set of numbers (sometimes letters, too) that helps you locate specific texts or objects. Anything can have a doi, but dois are often used to identify articles.
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