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ASSESSMENT BRIEFSubject Code and Name PUBH6013: Qualitative Research Methods for Public HealthAssessment Assessment 3: Investigation Report and Short PresentationIndividual/Group IndividualLength 2000 words (+/- 10%)Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:c) Apply qualitative research methods through undertakingdata collection through, e.g. focus group, interviews,observational methodsd) Appreciate cultural and ethical considerations forqualitative research in Public Healthe) Understand sampling techniques, bias and rigour as theyapply to qualitative researchf) Apply coding and analysis techniques to qualitative dataSubmission Part A: Due Sunday following the end of Module 6.1, Week11 at 11.55pm AEST/AEDT*Part B: Due Sunday following the end of Module 6.2, Week12 at 11:55pm AEST/AEDT*Weighting Written report: 30%Presentation 10%Total Marks 100 marks
*Please Note: This time is Sydney time (AEST or AEDT). Please convert to your own time zone (eg.Adelaide = 11:25pm).Instructions:This assessment involves preparing a report with data analysis/discussion of interviews and abrief presentation.There are two steps for this assignment. Part A involves writing a report and Part B involvesa 5 minute presentation.Part A: Due Module 6.1, Week 11: Sunday at 11.55pm AEST.Coding and Theming: Use module six as basis for coding the data you collect from yourinterviewees. Develop themes based on your coding, and in this assignment report on the themesyou’ve identified, supported by relevant quotes from your interviewees. Report this part in thesame style as the results section of a qualitative journal article.Reflection: reflect on your experience of interviewing and analysing the data. What did you do well,and what did you struggle with? What did you learn through this experience?PUBH6013_Assessment Brief 3 Page 2 of 5Part B: Due Module 6.2, Week 12: Sunday at 11.55pm AESTPresentation (5 mins)Summarise your research question, methods, interview process, data analysis and results in a 5 minutepresentation.You can use the presentation mode of your choice ie PowerPoint, Prezi.Note: Online students may find PowerPoint easier to use, as it allows you to record narrationto each slide.Submit Part A by uploading via the Assessment 3 submission portal in Blackboard.On-campus students will submit Part B through an in-class presentation.Online students will submit Part B by uploading their recorded presentation to the relevantforum thread in Blackboard.Assessment Criteria:
Ability to interpret and analyse data (30%)Reflection upon the interview experience and demonstrates reflexivity (25%)Presentation of findings (25%)Use of academic conventions (20%)
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Assessment 0-34(Fail 2 – F2)UnacceptablePoor35-49(Fail 1 – F1)Poor50-64(Pass -P)Functional65-74(Credit – CR)Proficient75-84(Distinction –DN)Advanced85-100(High Distinction –HD)Excellentto support thejourney tocommunityempowerment andownership of apreventionprogram for yourchosen healthconcern (GradingScheme)Evidence of unsatisfactoryachievement of one or moreof the learning objectives ofthe subject, insufficientunderstanding of the subjectcontent and/or unsatisfactorylevel of skill development.Evidence ofsatisfactoryachievement ofsubject learningobjectives, thedevelopment ofrelevant skills to acompetent level, andadequateinterpretation andcritical analysis skills.Evidence of a good levelof understanding,knowledge and skilldevelopment in relationto the content of thesubject or work of asuperior quality on themajority of the learningobjectives of thesubject. Demonstrationof a high level ofinterpretation andcritical analysis skills.Evidence of a highlevel ofachievement of thelearning objectivesof the subjectdemonstrated insuch areas asinterpretation andcritical analysis,logical argument,use ofmethodology andcommunicationskills.Evidence of anexceptional level ofachievement oflearning objectivesacross the entirecontent of the coursedemonstrated insuch areas asinterpretation andcritical analysis,logical argument,creativity, originality,use of methodologyand communicationskills.Knowledge andunderstandingAbility to interpretand analyse data(30%)Limited understanding ofrequired concepts andknowledge. Key componentsof the assignment are notaddressed.Knowledge/understanding of the field ordiscipline. Resembles arecall or summary ofkey ideas. Oftenconflates/confusesassertion of personalopinion withinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theThoroughknowledge/understanding of the field ordiscipline/s. Supportspersonal opinion andinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/courseHighly developedunderstanding ofthe field ordiscipline/s.Discriminatesbetween assertionof personal opinionand informationsubstantiated byrobust evidenceA sophisticatedunderstanding of thefield or discipline/s.Systematically andCritically discriminatesbetween assertion ofpersonal opinion andinformationsubstantiated byrobust evidence fromresearch course materials
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research/course material materials. Demonstrates acapacity to explain and applyrelevant conceptsfrom the research coursematerials and extendedreadingWell demonstrated capacityto explain and apply relevantconceptsand extended reading.Mastery of concepts andapplication to new situations/further learning.Analysis andapplication withsynthesis of newknowledgeReflection upon theinterviewexperience anddemonstratesreflexivity (25%)Limited synthesis, analysis,application/recommendationsbased on analysisDemonstrated analysis andsynthesis with applicationof recommendations linkedto analysis/synthesisWell-developed analysis andsynthesis with application ofrecommendations linked toanalysis/synthesisThoroughly developedcreative analysis andsynthesis with application ofpretested models and/orindependently developedmodels and justifiedrecommendations linked toanalysis/synthesisHighly sophisticated andcreative analysis, synthesis ofnew with existing knowledge.Strong application by way ofpretested models and / orindependently developedmodels. Recommendationsare clearly justified based onthe analysis/synthesis.Applying knowledge to newsituations/other cases.Use of academic anddiscipline conventionsandsources of evidenceUse of academicconventions (20%)Poorly written with errors inspelling, grammar.Demonstrates inconsistentuse of good quality, credibleand relevant research sourcesto support and develop ideas.There are mistakes in usingthe APA style.Is written according toacademic genre (e.g.with introduction,conclusion or summary)and has accurate spelling,grammar, sentence andparagraph construction.Demonstrates consistentuse of credible andrelevant research sourcesto support and developideas, but these areIs well-written and adheres tothe academic genre (e.g. withintroduction, conclusion orsummary).Demonstrates consistent use ofhigh quality, credible andrelevant research sources tosupport and develop ideas.There are no mistakes in usingthe APA style.Is very well-writtenand adheres to theacademic genre.Consistentlydemonstratesexpert use of goodquality, credible and relevantresearch sources to supportand developappropriatearguments andstatements. ShowsExpertly written and adheresto the academic genre.Demonstrates expert use ofhigh-quality, credible andrelevant research sources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements. Shows extensiveevidence of reading beyondthe key reading There are nomistakes in using the APAStyle.
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not always explicit orwell developed.There are no mistakes inusing the APA style.evidence of reading beyondthekey readingThere are nomistakes in usingthe APA style.EffectivecommunicationPresentation offindings (25%)Difficult to understand foraudience, no logical/clearstructure, poor flow of ideas,argument lacks supportingevidence. No effort is madeto keep audience engaged,audience cannot follow theline of reasoning. Little use ofpresentation aids, or theInformation, argumentsand evidence arepresented in a waythat is not always clearand logical. Attemptsare made to keep theaudience engaged, butnot always successful. Lineof reasoning is oftendifficult to follow.Presentation aids areused more for effect thanrelevance.Information, arguments andevidence are well presented,mostly clear flow of ideas andarguments.The audience is mostly engaged.Line of reasoning is easy tofollow. Effective use ofpresentation aids engaged, lineof reasoning is easy to follow.Effective use of presentationaids.Information,arguments andevidence are verywell presented, thepresentation islogical, clear andwell supported byevidence.Engages the audience,demonstrates culturalsensitivity. Carefully and wellprepared presentation aidsare usedExpertly presented ; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clear flow ofideas and arguments.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest in thetopic, demonstrates highlevels of cultural sensitivityEffective use of diversepresentation aids, includinggraphics and multi- media.
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