You will be asked to explain your research strategy, present your literature and defend your selection criteria in a viva style presentation format. You will be responding to one of the topics and questions below. These will be the same topics and questions that you will base your literature review on for your 4000 word report. The literature you select and present will also form the research

Practical Task

You will be asked to explain your research strategy, present your literature and

defend your selection criteria in a viva style presentation format. You will be

responding to one of the topics and questions below. These will be the same

topics and questions that you will base your literature review on for your 4000

word report. The literature you select and present will also form the research

base for your literature review. In your viva, you will be expected to present the

following:

1. Your research strategy

2. A brief synopsis of each of your literature sources, including the aim,

methodology used (if appropriate), and key findings.

3. The rationale for the choice of each source and its relevance to your

research project.

The viva will take a maximum of 7 minutes. You will be assessed on your ability

to demonstrate an understanding of research strategy and methodology, defend

and explain your choice of literature, and your clarity of expression.

Topic Question

Cost of living crisis and mental health What is the impact of the cost-ofliving crisis on mental health in the UK

and how are health and social care

services responding to this?

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

LO1. Identify a specific project area for investigation that is relevant to current

health and social care practice.

LO2. Identify, select and justify the use of appropriate techniques, methods and

strategies to gather relevant data and evidence to investigate the project topic.

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READING REQUIREMENT

Core Reading

Aveyard, H. 2019. Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical

Guide, 4

th Ed. London: McGraw-Hill Education. Available through ARU Library.

Bell, J. & Walter, S., 2018. Doing your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time

Researchers, 7Ed. London: McGraw-Hill Education. Available through ARU Library.

Moule, P., 2021. Making Sense of Research in Health and Social Care, 7th Edition.

London: Sage. (Kortext)

Additional Reading

Burls, A., 2009. What is Critical Appraisal? Evidence Based Medicine, 2

nd Ed. What

is…? Series. Available through ARU Library.

Clark, T., Foster, L., Sloan, L., Bryman, A., 2021. Bryman’s Social Research Methods,

6

th Ed. Oxford University Press. Available through ARU Library.

Denscombe, M., 2021. The Good Research Guide: Research methods for small scale

social research projects, 7

th ed. London: Open University Press. Available through

ARU Library.

Ryan, F., Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., 2007. Step by Step Guide to Critiquing

Research, Part 1: Quantitative Research. British Journal of Nursing, 16 (12). Available

through ARU Library.

Ryan, F., Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., 2007. Step by Step Guide to Critiquing

Research, Part 2: Qualitative Research. British Journal of Nursing, 16 (12). Available

through ARU Library.

Please note that the sources listed are expected for your written assessment.

These sources will be part of the module and their content is deemed necessary

to produce a relevant assessment. Module markers will expect to see them

integrated into your work and appropriately referenced.

Failure to include these sources may result in a “Viva Voce” meeting during which

you would be required to explain your work and your reasons for not including

these key sources.

AT LEAST ten sources for your literature review assessment, of which AT LEAST

six sources should be peer reviewed journal articles.

You will learn throughout the course how to effectively find credible sources of

evidence for your assessment.