Assignment :State of current Industry Knowledge



Assignment :State of current Industry Knowledge

Assignment:State of current Industry Knowledge

*Based off the question “What impact does predictive modeling have on creating successful treatment plans for patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease?”**

Literature review: State of current industry knowledge

Previous research: as currently available in peer-reviewed journals, government reports, accreditation agency research, etc.
Identify what specifics have been confirmed or denied by these previous studies, as they relate to your topic for this study
Assess what in the current industry (last 3-5 years), including laws and regulations, have changed since these previous studies were completed
Evaluate what updates or new components could possibly be addressed (unresolved or remaining questions) by your proposed research study

Assignment details:

The purpose of the literature review is to position your proposed research in the context of what is already known in the industry about this topic. This review does not need to be exhaustive, however it must be recent (within the last 3-5 years), so you can illustrate how this proposed study will benefit the whole; the facility, the sub-sector of the industry, and the health care system overall. It should provide the theoretical basis for your work, show what has been done in the area by others, and set the stage for your work.

In this literature review, you should give the reader a sufficient number of connections to existing, legitimate literature so that the reader can have confidence that you have found, read, and assimilated the current literature in the field. It is recommended that you include a paragraph that summarizes each article’s contribution to this topic area, along with your interpretation of the relevance to your study.

Unresolved or remaining questions: This is where you present the missing or outdated points in the knowledge that need to be plugged, and by doing so, establish the benefits of your proposed study’s results. This is the section of this proposal where you can establish that this study fits in and can potentially provide significance to the industry.

NOTE: Legitimate literature must be determined to be a valid credible source, including but not limited to websites from the US federal government [,gov], higher educational institutions [.edu], certain industry related non-profit organizations [.org]. Be cautious about using commercial websites [.com] and do not accept information without establishing the credibility of the author(s). Healthcare websites from systems and facilities in another country should be used very cautiously because they do not have the same health care systems nor the same laws and regulations governing these services. For example: .ca = Canada; .uk = United Kingdom, .au = Australia.

Submit your original work on a Microsoft Word document. Estimated length: three-to-five pages plus References page, as per APA formatting. A minimum of three (3) legitimate sources cited.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


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