Poster and Rationale

2.4.2 Poster

Weight: 30%
Type of Collaboration: Individual
Due: Week 11, Monday 11th May 2020 at 23.59 hrs
Submission: Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG- General Submission Requirements
Format: Research Methodology: Poster and Rationale
Length: 1500 words
Curriculum Mode:

Assessment 2: Poster Weighting: 30%
Word count: There is a word limit of 1500 words (Part A 500 words and Part B 1000 words). Use your computer
to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your
assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10%-word count. If you exceed the
word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1500 words (Part A-500 words and Part B-1000 words)
plus 10%.
Due Date: Week 11, Monday 11th May 2020 at 23.59 hrs
Submission details:
– You MUST use the template provided on vUWS under the ’Assessment 2’ tab located on the left hand pane
for both Part A (poster) and Part B (guided questions with rationale)
– Submit your assessment through Turnitin.
– Fill in the required information which correctly corresponds to the headings in the template provided
– The ’background’ section of the poster and responses to the guided questions with rational MUST be referenced
(minimum fve academic references)
– Footnotes may be used for referencing in the poster to save the space. A guide on how to footnote is located
under the ’Assessment 2’ tab in vUWS
– The word limit for the poster is 500 words and for the rationale is 1000 The word limit allocated for each
question is only a guide and is based on the weighting of the marks for each question
Marking Criteria and Standards: See pages 9-10
Aim of assessment:
The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to;
· Develop a research project from the given topic area, highlight the signifcance, research question, conduct the
initial literature search and illustrate the proposed research methods in the form of a poster (Learning outcome 1, 3
and 4).
· Explain the rationale of the selected research methodology including data analysis and its relevance to the proposed
research project (Learning outcome 1 and 3).
Details:
Select from one of the topics below:
For Nursing students only
Topic area 1: Medication safety is an integral part of nursing and midwifery practice. Medicines are associated with
a higher incidence of errors and adverse events than other healthcare interventions. In the interest of patient safety,
measures must be undertaken to improve the safety and quality of medication administration.
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Topic area 2: A healthcare-associated infection (HAI), is an infection that is acquired in a hospital or other health
care facility. Healthcare-associated infections are one of the most common complications affecting patients in healthcare facilities. Consequences of HAIs include; prolonged hospital stays and increased cost of patient care, as well as
unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and in some cases death.
For Midwifery students only
Topic area: Breastfeeding is recognised as an important public health issue with enormous social and economic
implications. Infants who do not receive breast milk are likely to experience poorer health outcomes than breastfed
infants; mothers who do not breastfeed increase their own health risks.
Part A: Poster
Develop a poster using the template provided on vUWS. In response to your topic area the poster must include the
following:
– Title
– A brief background (signifcance of selected topic)
– Research question (PICo/PICO)
– Database search
– Methodology
– Research design
– Participants
– Sampling strategies
– Data collection method
– Data analysis method
– References
Part B: Guided questions providing the rationale
Based on the topic selected in your poster respond to the questions below using the template provided on vUWS;
1. Provide the rationale for the choice of the research design (qualitative/ quantitative/mixed method) and its
relevance to proposed research project (350 words)
2. Provide the rationale for the selection of the participants (sampling criteria), sampling strategies and data collection
method and its appropriateness to the proposed research project (350 words)
3. Provide the rationale for the selection of the data analysis method and why is it appropriate for the proposed
research project? (300 words)
Resources
Examples may be available on the vUWS site.There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the
Western Sydney University Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specifc unit resources.
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Marking Criteria:

Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Part A: Poster
Choose one of the
given topic areas,
identify research
question, highlight
the signifcance,
conduct the initial
database search and
illustrate the
proposed research
methods in the form
of a poster (500
words)
Appropriate topic
area chosen,
signifcance
highlighted,
well-structured
research question
formulated and
appropriate data set
presented through
database search.
Research method
expertly identifed.
Appropriate topic
area chosen,
signifcance
highlighted,
well-structured
research question
formulated and
appropriate data set
presented through
database search.
Research method
correctly identifed.
Appropriate topic
area chosen,
signifcance stated,
research question
formulated and
appropriate data set
presented through
database search.
Research method
correctly identifed.
Topic area chosen,
signifcance stated,
research question
formulated and data
set presented through
database search.
Research method
identifed.
Inappropriately choice
of topic area,
inadequately states
the signifcance,
research question,
and incorrectly
identifes the research
methods.
/10 8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7 5-6 ≤4.5
Part B: Guided
questions providing
the rational
1. Provide the
rationale for the
choice of the research
design (qualitative/
quantitative/mixed
method) and its
relevance to the
proposed research
project (350 words)
The design is
appropriately
identifed and
thoroughly described.
The relationship
between the chosen
design and the
research question of
the research project is
skilfully and logically
argued.
The design is
correctly identifed
and clearly described
The relationship
between the chosen
design and the
research question of
the research project
explained and
justifed.
The design correctly
identifed but not
fully described the
relationship between
the chosen design
and the research
question of the
research project
The design
appropriately
identifed but lacks
signifcant detail in
parts and lacks clarity
regarding the chosen
design and the
research question of
the research project
The design may be
identifed but not
described in adequate
detail. It may not
match or will not
enable the research
question to be
appropriately
addressed
/5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 ≤2
2.Provide the
rationale for the
selection of the
participants
(sampling criteria),
sampling strategies
and data collection
method and its
appropriateness to
the proposed research
project (350 words)
Identifes and
adequately justifes
the sampling criteria
and elaborates the
signifcance of
identifying sampling
criteria prior to
recruitment in
answering the
research question.
Identifes and
appraise the sampling
strategies and details
how the chosen
sampling strategies
was more appropriate
than potential
alternatives.
Critically explores and
effectively analyses
the data collection
method and its
appropriateness to
the proposed research
project.
Identifes and
describes the
sampling criteria and
signifcance of
identifying sampling
criteria prior to
recruitment in
answering the
research question.
Identifes and
describes the
sampling strategies
and details how the
chosen sampling
strategies was more
appropriate than
potential alternatives.
Explores and analyses
the data collection
method and its
appropriateness to
the proposed research
project.
Identifes and briefly
describes the
sampling criteria and
the signifcance of
identifying sampling
criteria prior to
recruitment in
answering the
research question.
Identifes and briefly
describes the
sampling strategies
and details how the
chosen sampling
strategies was more
appropriate than
potential alternatives.
Explores the data
collection method
and its
appropriateness to
the proposed research
project.
Identifes the
sampling criteria and
state the signifcance
of identifying
sampling criteria prior
to recruitment in
answering the
research question.
Identifes the
sampling strategies
and states how the
chosen sampling
strategies was more
appropriate than
potential alternatives.
State the data
collection method
and its
appropriateness to
the proposed research
project.
Sampling criteria and
sampling strategies
was not identifed or
incorrectly identifed.
Data collection
method was not
identifed or
incorrectly identifed
and no mention of
the appropriateness
to the proposed
research project.
/5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 ≤2
3.Provide the
rationale for the
selection of the data
analysis method and
why is it appropriate
for the proposed
research project?
(300 words)
The method of data
analysis correctly
identifed, described
in detail, and
comprehensively
discussed. Provides a
detailed rationale for
the chosen data
analysis method in
relation to the
research design and
provides a detailed
argument for its
applicability.
The method of data
analysis correctly
identifed, described
in detail, and
accurately discussed.
Provides a detailed
rationale for the
chosen data analysis
method in relation to
the research design
and provides a
detailed argument for
its applicability.
The method of data
analysis correctly
identifed, described
in detail, and briefly
discussed. Provides a
detailed rationale for
the chosen data
analysis method in
relation to the
research design and
provides a detailed
argument for its
applicability.
Some aspects of data
analysis described.
Mentions the
applicability of the
data analysis method.
The data analysis
method and
appropriateness of
data analysis was
either not identifed
or incorrectly
addressed.
/5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 ≤2

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Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Referencing and
academic writing
Flawless referencing
according to APA
referencing style.
Extensive, relevant
current academic
reference list with
evidence of effective
use in text.
Outstanding level of
clarity of expression,
scholarly writing style
and absence of errors
in spelling, grammar
or punctuation.
Very good referencing
according to APA
referencing style.
Comprehensive,
relevant current
academic reference
list with evidence of
effective use in text.
Clear and concise
expression, scholarly
writing style and
absence of errors in
spelling, grammar or
punctuation.
Minimal referencing
errors according to
APA referencing
style. Good, adequate
use of references,
using a reasonable
range of current
academic reference.
Good written
expression with
minimal ambiguity in
language throughout
and minimal errors in
spelling, grammar,
sentence structure or
punctuation.
Some referencing
errors according to
APA referencing style
both in text and fnal
reference list.
Satisfactory use of
references, using a
reasonable range of
current academic
reference.
Reasonable clarity
and writing style but
limited use of
language. Some
minor errors in
spelling, sentence
structure or grammar
that does not impede
meaning.
Absent, inadequate or
incorrect referencing
style noted.
Insuffcient, current
academic references.
Poor writing style
with errors in
expression, sentence
structure, spelling
and punctuation that
impede meaning.
/5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 ≤2