For this section of your course project, you will identify underserved population for medical services from the hospital you have been researching (e.g. Medicare recipients, people with a specific disease, children, etc.). This section must contain the following components:
- Once you have identified a population, you will compose a written problem statement that contains both one independent (exposure) and one dependent (outcome) variable (Module 3). Refer to problem statement lecture notes (Module 2) for examples. The problem statement assignment should be written in paragraph format and be about a page in length.
- Write a purpose statement that describes the purpose of the study and specifies the independent and dependent variables. The purpose statement should also describe the underserved population and the geographical location. The purpose statement should be written in paragraph form and be approximately one page (100-150 words).
- After a problem and a purpose statement have been formulated, research questions need to be included because they play a vital role in the process. Research questions are referred to as R1, R2, R3, etc. For your course project, write one research question with one null and alternative hypothesis and with measurable independent and dependent variables. See the example given in the Module 6 lecture.
- An approach to providing a service to this population.