HLT 364 Research & Communication Techniques in Health Care & Science
This writing intensive GCU course discusses the principles and processes of research and common communication techniques utilized in health care and science. This course allows students to begin the research and preliminary background process necessary to complete a research-based capstone project. Students conduct a literature review, investigate appropriate research design, explore data collection techniques, apply statistical analysis, and practice professional writing skills. Prerequisite: BIO-365 or MAT-274.
Week 1 - Discussion Question 1
Describe a barrier or problem in a health care organization that can be addressed through health care administration. How can business research support in helping develop a program or change in order to resolve the barrier or problem?
Week 1 - Discussion Question 2
Describe the purpose of the logic model and how it is used in program development. Discuss the purpose of input, output, and outcomes in the model..
Week 2 - Discussion Question 1
Discuss the similarities between the GCU library online journal and database search engines and public search engines like Google Scholar or Web of Science. Are there some journals or databases that you cannot find? What other resources are available? Would you consider the sources that you find through Google Scholar credible? What defines a scholarly resource? How recent should the resource be to be considered valid?
Week 2 - Discussion Question 2
Week 3 - Discussion Question 1
Describe common methods for gathering data and evidence in businesses research. Since data and evidence can come from many different sources in business research, how do you determine if a source is valid and reliable?
Week 3 - Discussion Question 2
Compare and contrast the role of case studies, focus groups, and interviews in business research projects. Which method is most effective for gathering information for your business research plan?..
Week 4 - Discussion Question 1
How is ethics defined in research and why is it important? Discuss two different ways in which ethics can be compromised when conducting, using, and reporting data. Describe strategies that can be implemented to ensure credibility and reliability of business research reports.
Week 4 - Discussion Question 2
What is an ethical dilemma? Provide an example of an ethical dilemma that could occur in your research project as you are using and reporting data. Discuss h..
Week 5 - Discussion Question 1
Discuss the various parts of a journal article. Which parts are most helpful in determining if the paper is useful for research? Which are least helpful?
Week 5 - Discussion Question 2
Why is a visual analysis important in communicating findings in a business research paper or proposal? Give an example of a visual analysis that would be appropriate for your paper and presentation. Describe acceptable report page design methods to make your paper or presentation..
Week 6 - Discussion Question 1
Describe two strategies for developing clarity and conciseness in communication. Discuss some problems that could occur when the peer-review process "breaks down."
Week 6 - Discussion Question 2
Discuss the value of peer reviews in business research. Why is a peer review important in a project that utilizes business research for planning?..
Week 7 - Discussion Question 1
Compare and contrast the types and applications of oral and visual presentation. Describe which applications you will be using for your presentation. Discuss why you are choosing these methods, and why they will be best for your audience.
Week 7 - Discussion Question 2
Describe a "best practice" for designing effective written, visual, and oral presentation materials to share with organizational stakeholders. Discuss what tools or strategies to use during a pre..
Week 8 - Discussion Question 1
Describe the role of business research in promoting continuous improvement in health care organizations. Discuss the parameters of using business research to make changes or decisions in a health care environment or organization.
Week 8 - Discussion Question 2
Discuss two potential obstacles to implementing the plan you outlined in your research paper. What strategies would you initiate to overcome these obstacles? Reflecting on what you have learned, what chan..
Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research.
Present the categories and components that are common to a research publication.
In addition to the table, in 250 words or less, explain how evidence impacts scientific discovery, as well as effective business planning. Include at least two documented examples in your explanation.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented ..
Health care administrators must be able to make evidence-based decisions in a rapidly changing climate in order to succeed. Identify a specific health care administration issue or barrier that you want to utilize as the focus for your business research paper. In 250-500 words, propose the topic for your business research paper. Include the following:
Describe the health care administration issue or barrier.
Summarize the stakeholders affected by the health care issue or barrier.
Conduct a literature review using the GCU Library. Evaluate qualitative or quantitative articles and find six to eight peer-reviewed primary research articles that provide critical support for the specific health care administration problem or barrier you want to address in your Business Research Paper.
Use the "Literature Review: Table of Evidence" template to document your detailed assessment of each primary study. This document helps break down the components of each article to ensure the art..
In order to develop an organized process that supports program development to resolve a health care administration issue or barrier, it is important to identify the resources, stakeholders, and outcomes. Use the "Logic Model Template" and create detailed inputs, outputs, and outcomes for your identified health care administration issue or barrier. Make sure to consider any legislation or regulation that governs your field or your programmatic development. You will use your logic model to develop..
Write a 1,250-1,500 word draft of your business research paper. Use your logic model to develop the sequence for your paper. Include:
Describe the health care administration issue or barrier you are addressing.
Discuss resources needed, including key stakeholders, and the role they play in your plan.
Identify any external or internal regulation that must be considered to ensure compliance with any legislative, institutional, or agency policy or expectation.
Describe the organizational and strat..
Exchange your Business Research Paper in the Individual Forum with a peer as assigned by the instructor. Refer to the "Guidelines for Peer Review" to complete this assignment. If you need additional assistance, you may also use rubric for the final draft of the Business Research Paper to guide your evaluation. Communicate your feedback in an encouraging, professional manner. All edits should be made on the actual document. The draft paper should be at least 1,250-1,500.
You will use the feedback..
A research presentation must effectively articulate the findings of a research paper and still be engaging to an audience. Investigate best practices for effective presentations. Create a PowerPoint (10-15 slides) or Poster to effectively convey your business research to a specific audience. Prepare your presentation using effective report page design (backgrounds, fonts, headings, page layout, etc.).
Include the following:
Define the problem or barrier you are addressing.
Explain why your ..
Using the feedback you received from the peer reviewer and instructor regarding your first draft, revise your final paper accordingly.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Resources & Stak..