the effectiveness of critical incident stress debriefing CISD for EMS providers
the effectiveness of critical incident stress debriefing CISD for EMS providers
Thesis Statement/Annotated Bibliography (10%)
A thesis statement:
• tells the reader how you will interpret the significance of the subject matter under discussion.
• is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper.
• directly answers the question asked of you. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. The subject, or topic, of an essay
might be World War II or Moby Dick; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the war or the novel.
• makes a claim that others might dispute.
• is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. The rest of the paper, the body of the essay, gathers
and organizes evidence that will persuade the reader of the logic of your interpretation.
The thesis statement must consist of 1-2 sentences, written in 12-point font Times New Roman and double-spaced on a single page. Do not write the thesis statement on
the same page as the annotated bibliography.
An annotated bibliography is a bibliography that gives a summary of each of the entries. The purpose of annotations is to provide the reader with a summary and an
evaluation of the source. Each summary should be a concise exposition of the source’s central idea(s) and give the reader a general idea of the source’s content. The
student may write on relevant topics to EMS or healthcare, as approved by the instructor. Students may NOT change topics so choose wisely. The annotated bibliography
will consist of sources to be used in the research paper. Ten (10) sources will be submitted for grading. Sources will only consist of peer-reviewed journal sources,
textbooks, & websites (government, college, and university ONLY). All sources cannot be older than 5 years (Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2015). No other types of sources will be
accepted. ANY CITATION OF WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC FAILURE OF ANY WRITING ASSIGNMENT IN THIS COURSE. The Thesis Statement/Annotated
Bibliography will be due in the Drop Box by 11:59 PM, CST, Sunday, January 25. The sources are to be written in APA reference style as outlined in the APA Publication
Manual, 6th edition & be submitted via Drop Box.
Abstract (20 %)
An abstract is a self-contained, short, and powerful statement that describes a larger work. Components vary according to discipline. An abstract of a social science
or scientific work may contain the scope, purpose, results, and contents of the work. An abstract of a humanities work may contain the thesis, background, and
conclusion of the larger work. An abstract is not a review, nor does it evaluate the work being abstracted. While it contains key words found in the larger work, the
abstract is an original document rather than an excerpted passage. The abstract must be written in 12-point font Times New Roman and written according to APA
guidelines. The abstract will be due in the Drop Box by 11:59 PM, CST, Sunday, February 22.
Research Prospectus Rough Draft (30%)
The student will submit a rough draft of the COMPLETED prospectus to the Assignments folder to upload to Turnitin through the link “Research Prospectus Rough Draft” by
Sunday, 11:55 CST, March 29. The purpose of the rough draft is to assist the student in editing the research paper, as well as keep procrastination in check.
Research Prospectus Final Draft (35%)
A research prospectus is a preliminary plan for conducting a study. This is not a detailed, technical research proposal, but, rather, a considered analysis of the
issues you are likely to confront in such a study. In essence, it is a preliminary proposal. It must be 5 pages, not including title page and reference (do not
include the annotated bibliography). The prospectus is to be written in 12-point font Times New Roman and double-spaced; all pages, from title to reference must be
written with these parameters. Headers will be required for title page and body. The paper will also be written with a minimum of eight (8) sources. The entire
document is to be written in APA style. The prospectus must include the following sections:
• Problem Statement (1 to 2) paragraphs: (a) A logical argument for the need to address an identified gap in practice at a local setting. (b) Preliminary
evidence that provides justification that this problem is meaningful to both the local setting as well as to the education profession and discipline. (c) Provide three
to five key citations that highlight the relevance and currency of the problem. (d) The overall purpose or intention of the study:
o In quantitative studies, state what needs be studied by describing two or more factors (variables) and a conjectured relationship among them related to the
identified gap in practice or problem.
o In qualitative studies, describe the need for increased understanding about the issue to be studied, based on the identified gap or problem
o In mixed-methods studies, with both quantitative and qualitative aspects, clarify how the two approaches will be used together to inform the study.
• Significance (1 to 2 paragraphs): Provide one to two paragraphs, informed by the topic in the problem statement, which describe(s):
o How will this study contribute to filling the gap in practice identified in the problem statement?
o How will this research support professional education practice at the local site? Who benefits from your findings/project deliverable and how?
• Background Literature (1 paragraph): Provide a representative list of scholarship and findings that support the main assertions in the problem statement,
highlighting their relationship to the topic (e.g., “This variable was studied with a similar sample of 5th graders by Brown (20XX) and Jones (20XX),” or “Scott’s
(20XX) examination of campus leaders showed similar trends …”). A maximum of five sources should be cited in this section, using APA in-text citations.
• Research Question(s): List the question or a series of related questions that are informed by the study purpose, which will lead to the development of what
needs to be done in this study and how it will be accomplished.
• Research Methodology & Design (1-2 paragraphs): Provide a concise paragraph that discusses the approach that will be used to address the research question(s)
and how this approach aligns with the problem statement and potential project genre. The subheadings and examples of study designs are:
o Quantitative—such as quasi-experimental (e.g., repeated measures or causal-comparative studies) or nonexperimental (e.g., correlational or predictive studies)
o Qualitative—such as case study, narrative analysis, historical or document analysis, phenomenological study, ethnography, and grounded theory.
• Possible Types and Sources of Information or Data (1 to 2 paragraphs): Provide a list of possible types and sources of information or data for this study, such
as test scores from college students, employee surveys, observations of children, interviews with practitioners, historical documents from state records, de-identified
school records, or information from a federal database.
*write the paper to support the effectiveness of CISD the problem is there is no enough evidence
*keep it simple
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