Of the following research 4 scenarios, choose and justify a research design. Use the literature to support your choice. Analyse each scenario and plan a research design that fits the problem and question. Outline your research method(s) and defend why you picked them.
Research scenario 1
Youth unemployment is a problem in some areas of Australia. Unemployment can have serious implications for health and well-being. You have been engaged by a non-government organisation to examine this issue for an inner city neighbourhood where there is racial diversity. The research questions are; how many young people are unemployed or not looking for work in this neighbourhood? And what are the community perceptions of the impact of unemployment on the health and well-being of young people? Please explain and justify your research design.
Research scenario 2
Suicide is a public health problem in the Northern Territory. The number of suicides has been increasing over the past decade and the suicide rate in Kanawagar is 3 x the Territory average. Researchers and the community need to understand what is contributing to the problem. Kanawaga is a remote township with a population of 800 people. The research question is, what specific factors contribute to suicide in Kanawagar?
Research scenario 3
Smoking is a public health problem in the NT. Indigenous people smoke at significantly higher rates than non-Indigenous people. A public health brief counseling intervention called STOD (Stop it or you will die) has been shown to be effective in reducing smoking rates in indigenous populations in the US, Canada and New Zealand. Two NT Indigenous communities with known high rates of smoking wish to test this intervention to reduce adult smoking. The research question is, is STOD intervention an appropriate and effective intervention in reducing adult smoking at 6 months of implementation?
Research scenario 3A
Diabetes is a public health problem in the Northern Territory. One aspect of clinical care is medication. A new medication, Sweetplus that is administered transdermally weekly has been found to be safe in humans. It now needs to be tested against the standard treatment of daily insulin injection. The research question is, does Sweetplus maintain normal blood sugar levels indicated by a glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) test over a 3 month period in men and women?
Short Answer Questions 500 words per scenario with APA referencing.
As per the CDU grading matrix and the criteria below:
Interprets and analyses the research scenarios and their characteristics accurately
Applies and justifies an appropriate research design to each scenario
Outlines appropriate research methods and planning for each scenario
Clear, concise and logical written expression
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