Task and Critical Assignment
Evaluate. [Individual Submission] To understand various viewpoints it is helpful to first assess individual responses by question through your interviews and identify themes. This will be done through a thematic analysis, which will be discussed in detail in class. We all possess biases, consciously or not, therefore it is important to identify and consider such biases when analyzing diverse points of view. Submit a document with your assigned interviews showing your thematic analysis using color-coding to group common themes.
Submit an excel spreadsheet of your thematic analysis, identifying codes for each response and the overarching themes (2-3 for each question). Then provide 1 paragraph summarizing the themes, including relevant trends by age group if necessary. Your paragraph can be inserted into your excel do in a new tab. Constructive feedback will be provided. (5 pts.)
1. Analyze the data from the questions assigned to you (You will find your group's data linked below. Within each excel file, you will find that each group member has a tab in the bottom left corner that contains their assigned questions to analyze) using thematic analysis to identify common and contradictory points of view. Refer back to the example for a step-by-step guide on how to analyze your data.
2. Write a paragraph summarizing your findings. Use statements that give a sense of how many participants respond in a certain way 60%, over half, nearly all, about two-thirds, etc.
Assigned questions to analyze: In your opinion, does society view men and women differently when individuals seek mental treatment or rehab treatment?
In your opinion, does society view men and women differently when individuals seek physical health treatment?
Topic must be a disease or a disorder
Topic does not include a disease that has been eradicated (e.g. smallpox)
Topic does not include COVID-19. The scientific community is discovering more each day; this may pose challenges for students in their research.
Articles/sources are recent and no older than 10 years
Articles/sources must be based on a study published in the US only
Use a minimum of 2 peer reviewed journal articles (must be research studies)
Use only credible websites (ex: CDC, DHHS, etc.). No Wikipedia or WebMD.
Include cover page with title of paper, name of student, instructor names, and course title
Include running header and page number
No sub-headings in the paper
Must include statistics/data (morbidity, mortality, incidence, and prevalence) from the US only.
No other countries or global statistics. If one of the data cannot be found, be sure to explain this in your paper.
Paper is full 2 pages in length. Not 1.5 pages length or less.
No spelling errors
Paper is free of grammatical errors
Paper does not include direct quotes
Paper is free of personal views/opinions
Paper does not contain slang nor is it written in a conversational tone
Includes in-text citations and follows correct APA formatting
Reference page is at the end and is listed in alphabetical order
Paper follows APA guidelines
Paper is written in Times New Roman size 12 font and is double spaced
Paper is in Word doc file format
Review rubric before submitting work
The 2-page research paper should address the following: 1) Choose one disease and describe it; 2) Who is affected by this disease (mortality, morbidity, incidence, & prevalence – must include data/statistics of continental U.S.); and 3) Describe how the disease can be cured, or if it cannot be cured, how can it be managed properly? Note: Please do NOT include personal accounts as a part of your research paper. For example, do NOT include things such as “I am writing this paper because I had this disease.”, or “I am writing this paper because my aunt died of this disease three years ago.”
APA format is required for the research paper, both in-text citations as well as a x`properly formatted reference list and title page. Abstract and Methods sections ARE NOT NEEDED. At a minimum, you should have two peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and fully answer the questions outlined in the instructions. The final paper will be submitted as a Word document on Canvas. Make sure you include a title page, introduction, and conclusion paragraphs. Use Times New Roman font size 12 and paper must be double spaced.