PBH 165 – Guidelines for Research Paper
(3-5 page paper (typed, size 12 font either Arial or Times New Roman, double spaced, 1â€™â€™ margins with a title page)
DUE: Saturday November 30th @ 11:59pm via WEBCAMPUS
Descriptive Title Page:
The title of your paper should be as informative as possible and clearly state the topic being researched. Include your name, date and course number. (This page is not part of your 3 to 5 pages of content)
The part should be comprehensible to the general audience. You should define/describe the health topic that you will address. By defining and establishing the objective of your paper in the introductory section, you clarify the goal and set the direction for the rest of the paper.
- Explain why the topic is important
- Explain the goal of the paper
In the content section that follows, you should provide an enlarged but focused description of significant literature organized clearly around the topic you posed in the introduction. The background information should be provided in enough detail to orient the reader who may not be a specialist in the subject. Make the content clear, crisp, and logically organized. Include the information below:
- Describe the Health Topic
What is the topic and how does it impact health.
Discuss the health problems associated with your topic.
- Describe the statistics of the health topic in the US and Nevada
- You may want to include the information below if it can be found.
- Number of people with the condition (prevalence)
- Number of new people identified per year (incidence)
- Which populations are most affected (age, race, income, ethnicity)
- Number of deaths
- Costs related to the issue
- Describe how the issue can be treated and prevented
Answer the following questions:
Do you think current prevention/treatment efforts are working?
Why or why not?
What should be done in the future?
The conclusions section is placed at the end of the document, right before the
Bibliography. It concludes the paper by pointing out its major points and concluding the original objective (if it was answered or not).
- Point out the major findings from the paper.
- Identify any key things that you learned
- Describe what you hope happens in the future.
The conclusions are followed by a list of references (or bibliography) items. Must be in APA style. (MUST HAVE 5 PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES or Textbooks.) (This page is not part of your 3 to 5 pages of content)
Some Rubric (1)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction (5 points)Informative, clear, and well referenced introduction to the topic. Goal or objective of the research paper is clearly stated
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent (20 points)Fully describes the major points of the topic. Describe the statistics of the health topic in the US and Nevada Described how the issue can be treated/prevented Answered all discussion questions
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion (5 points)Summarize what was written in the body of the paper Describe ongoing/future work Concluded Objective
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics and Style (10 points)Correct sentence and paragraph construction Few errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and mechanics Appropriate use of tables and figures Language clarity, correctness, and economy Word choice is precise and appropriate for the audience
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBibliography (5 points)Complete and correct list of literature cited (APA format) Complete and correct citation of references in the text
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization (5 points)Information presented in sensible order Effective transitions to link all ideas
Total Points: 50.0