Health Service Administration Master Degree Capstone

HSA-5923 Health Service Administration Master Degree Capstone: Assignment 2

Capstone: Introduction and Description of the Problem

 

Objective: An important part of your capstone project is a clear description of the problem that the CP is to address, and a clear description of a solution. Describe the Problem that the CP is to address and describe the solution. The problem and its solution should be developed in a way that the one informs the other. The two should be related in that the different components of the problem’s description, such as demographics, people involved, political context, should inform the proposed solution. The description of the problem and its solution are a crucial part of the project. If it is substantially underdeveloped, the project will be returned for more work.

 

 

THE INTRODUCTION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

 

 

The introduction sets the stage for what is to come and should provide the background and rationale for the proposed project – what is this about and why is it important? It should succinctly contextualize the problem in one to three short paragraphs, and include a brief statement of the problem. Recommended length is 1-2 page.

Briefly, what is your project?

The aspect/problem/issue in science and/or math education that is the focus of the project, and what is the need for reform or change or research.

How can your project make a difference?

The community (public, families, teachers and/ or students) impacted by the project, and if applicable, the need for research/change/reform among this population.

Again, how might your project make a difference?

The evidence that reform/change or research into the proposed area of science and math education is needed. This part of the introduction should provide a brief (1-2 page) review of the pertinent literature.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBEM: GUIDELINES (10%):

This section the student should elaborate on the statement of the problem presented in the introduction. Thoroughly describe the nature of the problem; including your rationale for believing the problem exists. Describe how the project will address the problem, and clearly state the goals and scope of the project. These goals must align with the literature review and the methodology. In the Description of the problem section student must designate and define the specific problem your project will address. Clearly state your goals for the project (what you hope to accomplish), describe the product or services you will provide (e.g., the creation or improvement of an educational tool), and discuss how the project is likely to benefit your profession, institution, or organization. Recommended length is ~1 page

Each paper must be typewritten with 12-point font and double-spaced with standard margins. Follow APA style 7th edition format when referring to the selected articles and include a reference page.

THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

 

1) Nature of the Problem: Include you rationale for the believing the problem exist.

2) Description: Designate and define how the project will address the problem.

3) Goal: and clearly state the goals and scope of the project. These goals must align with the literature review and the methodology.

4) Description and explanation of the product or services you will provide (e.g., the creation or improvement of an educational tool),

5) Discuss how the project is likely to benefit your profession, institution, or organization.