Critical appraisal (45% of total assessment) Structured Essay
The purpose of this assignment is to apply the knowledge and understanding about epidemiological research that you have gained from the lecture series to
evaluate and critique published epidemiological research. A primary paper of the study to be analysed will be provided in the first week of the semester.
Wilson, Dawn K., et al. "Results of the “Active by Choice Today”(ACT) randomized trial for increasing physical activity in low-income and minority
adolescents." Health Psychology 30.4 (2011): 463.
The assignment relates to leaning all objectives, in particular
1. Understand and critically evaluate the role of epidemiology and quantitative research in health.
6. Demonstrate a critical approach to reading and interpretation of the public health literature.
And the remaining which are formative.
Please use the EPHPP Tool provided which has been modified to allow you to enter your justification. Refer to Assessment Criteria Sheets for more
Details of the EPHPP tool, including the dictionary which provides an explanation of each question, can be found on the website:
A word document of the critical appraisal tool is supplied on blackboard, under assessment, which you can use to write and JUSTIFY your answers
and then submit. For each question, please quote the applicable text from papers you have identified and including other applicable sources, giving
page and paragraph location to support your answers. This assignment is about the study which you have been given the primary paper.
It is good practice to undertake this assessment independently, as two reviewers, and then come together to discuss discrepancies afterwards. You will
see that this is identified as the final step in the EPHPP Tool document. (this step will be included in your final mark). If something unfortunate and beyond your best attempt for the partner comparison does not occur, please describe the circumstance along with the potential implications.
Note, to meet all the requirement, please, Follow the assignment instruction and marking criteria (high mark line).
Your answer must be on the EPHPP worksheet that I upload for you.
This is useful resource to use: