CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE USAGE OF SECONDARY HEALTH DATA IN RESEARCH

1- The word count from the beginning of the introduction to the end of conclusion must not exceed 4000 words. the abstract is not included in the word count -thus I ordered 4400 words.

2- Outline is as follows:

-Abstract

-Introduction (10 % of the word count)

-Practical Issues (25 % of the word count)

-Ethical Issues (25 % of the word count)

-Legal Issues -UK specific only!- (25 % of the word count)

-Conclusion (10 % of the word count)

-References

3- the writing style is a critical analysis where author presents different academic literature points of views toward toward each point & weighing them.

4- must have multiple references on the same point to enhance the critical analysis.

5- The course instructor suggested the usage of the following words to emphasise critical analysis [However, Hence, Nevertheless, Although, It is likely that, The tendency is, In retrospect, On the other hand, In the short term…….. but in the long term, The data suggest that, According to the article, The writer(s) argues that …… but, Writer X argues that…. however writer Y takes an alternative view.]

6- Suggested themes & key terms -but don’t limit yourself to them-:

Practical Issues (data quality, accessibility, technical issues, cost effectiveness & efficiency)

Ethical Issues (utilitarianism, deontology)

Legal Issues (Confidentiality, anonymization)

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