Biology Capstone Project Topic Assignment 1
Biology Capstone Project Topic Assignment 1 CAPSTONE PROJECT TOPIC: Compared Analysis of Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities within the United States.
Provide a 4–5 sentence summary of your project topic. Remember to cite and reference below any outside sources of information.
Research Questions(s) or Hypothesis/es
Provide your instructor-approved research question(s)/hypothesis/es statement(s) (list out numerically if more than one will be included in your study).
Identify the following:
- Dependent Variable (the variable being tested and measured)
- Independent Variable(s) (the variable that is changed or controlled to test the effects on the dependent variable)
NOTE: The dependent variable is “dependent” upon the independent variable. As you, the researcher, change the independent variable, the effect on the dependent variable is observed and recorded. In other words, the independent variable is the one that you, the researcher, control. On the other hand, the dependent variable is the variable that changes in response to the independent variable.
Identify your study design (secondary data analysis or systematic literature review)
Identify the source to which data/research will be collected and analyzed. For example, identify the data source for secondary data analysis (e.g., CDC’s National Vital Statistics System, California Health Interview Survey, etc.). For a systematic literature review, identify the search engines you will use to gather published research/articles for analysis (e.g., National University Library, Google Scholar, PubMed, etc.).
References should be double-spaced, with a double space between entries. Use the ruler to create a hanging indent.