Epidemiological patterns about cardiovascular Risk
This assessment task provides the opportunity to demonstrate students understanding of the different research philosophies and methodologies covered throughout the unit. Students will critically review and analyse 3-4 research articles on the specific topic on their choice, with in-depth discussion, justification and analysis of methodology and methods. Students are required to provide a summary of the review at the end to demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the validity and reliability/trustworthiness of the research studies. For this assessment: Identify a research problem related to the topic of your interest Analyse and critically Review 3-4 research papers that are most relevant to the research problem. Argue and Justify whether the methodology and methods are appropriate to address the research problem. Students are required to articulate, discuss and justify the strengths and weaknesses using supports from other relevant literature. Assessment criteria: Select three-four research articles that provide the relevant evidence for your topic. Your articles must be ? 7 years old. Your assignment must have an introduction, a body (which is the content of your analysis) and a conclusion. USE at least 10 additional peer reviewed journal articles with APA FORMAT APA guidelines (Links to an external site.) to support your analysis. Information cited from an unreliable websites, pamphlets or magazines is not acceptable for this paperAssessment Tool This critical appraisal tool is provided as an aid which you might like to use when analysing the article. You might find it useful to use these sub-headings to analyse or appraise and review the article for this assignment. Consider the strengths and limitations (critically appraise) your selected research paper using the following items. Authorship Consider the strengths and limitations of the authors expertise, based on their cited qualifications and affiliations and whether there might be possible conflicts of interest or possible grounds for bias in the paper. Research Questions, aim or hypothesis Identify the research question/s, aim or hypothesis underpinning the research and discuss the authors justification/s as to why their study was needed. In considering the authors’ justifications consider whether – the significance of the research topic or problem is identified the current state of research on the topic is discussed gaps in the current research/ literature on the topic have been identified Research Design Identify and analyse the research design and consider whether the choice of design is appropriate for answering the stated research question, aims or hypothesis. Research Methods Identify, analyse and synthesise the methods the researchers used for selecting study participants, collecting the data and data analysis. Results and limitation of the study Identify the results, conclusions and limitations of the research. Evaluation and Implication into practice Other resources: https://guides.library.vcu.edu/ld.php?content_id=41272848 (Links to an external site.) .