Scholar-Practitioner Project: Final Report

Having studied and evaluated different challenges and opportunities associated with the use of secondary data, and having learned how to evaluate, analyze, and present information generated from the analysis of secondary data, now is your opportunity to synthesize this information and present your work.

This week, you will compile all of the Assignments and your Instructor’s recommended changes into a Final Scholar-Practitioner Project Report.

To prepare:

  • Review the Ostchega, et al. (2012) article located in this week’s Learning Resources as an example for formatting your final report.

Your Final Scholar-Practitioner Project Report should be 20 pages (excluding title page and references).

Make sure to include the following in your report:

  • Title page
  • Research topic and background
  • Research question
  • Secondary data set used
  • How data collected in this data set
  • Validity and reliability of the data set
  • Data analysis plan (variables and statistical procedures)
  • Data dictionary and data table
  • Results and interpretation (descriptive and inferential tables)
    • Descriptive analysis tables or graphs with interpretation
    • Inferential analysis tables or graphs with interpretation
      • Limitations of study
      • Two recommendations for future research
  • Implications for social change
  • References

Support your paper with additional scholarly resources. Use APA formatting for your paper and to cite your resources.

References

Ostchega, Y., Zhang, G., Sorlie, P., Hughes, J. P., Reed-Gillette, D. S., Nwankwo, T., & Yoon, S. (2012). Blood pressure randomized methodology study comparing automatic oscillometric and mercury sphygmomanometer devices: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010. National Health Statistics Reports, no 59. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr059.pdf