Week 5 (6pg Paper)
Case Study Proposal
In this assignment, you will be creating a hypothetical proposal for a case study that will focus on one country, excluding North America, and one major health issue that is related to the environment. Case studies are usually used to organize a wide range of information about a case/topic and then analyze the contents by seeking patterns and themes in the data and by further analysis through cross comparison with other cases. The case study either adds to the larger scholarship or challenges it to move in a new direction. Again, this is a theoretical case study, so have some fun. In this project, you will include the following:
Background of the health condition and country. What is the history of the health condition and the country chosen for this proposal? How is this health condition related to the environment?
Goal(s)/Hypothesis of the study. What is your goal for this case study? What do you want to learn or what do you hope to theorize? How will this case study add to the knowledge Do you want to examine the link between health issue and the environment?
The research design/methodology (how information was collected). How will you conduct this case study? You might be including interviews, measurements, sampling, and so forth. Be sure to include all relevant details such as schedules, dates and times, locations, and personnel who performed the collection. You may want to summarize this information in the body of the report and include details in an appendix. You can include the following information:
Participants. (optional) How did you select participants or subjects for the study? What is each participant’s background and history?
The data that will be collected. Depending on what you are studying, this section could include videos, transcripts of interviews, collections of documents, descriptions of test results, recorded observations – all kinds of topics could go in this section.
Analysis of the data. This section is likely to include statistical summaries and patterns found in the data.
Significance/Conclusions. Were your questions answered? Did the study meet the goals? Was the hypothesis supported or refuted? What are the implications for the future?
The Case Study Proposal
Must use at least five sources, three of which are scholarly and two can be popular sources.
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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