level of government (local, state or federal), or a local or international NGO
Imagine you are working in a level of government (local, state or federal), or a local or international NGO and are in a position to commission a substantial piece of research to answer a policy or practice problem in your field of work.
Write a 3000 word ‘request for tender’ document outlining
a) background, context and the problem to be addressed 20%
b) the research question(s) that need to be answered 10%
c) the paradigm(s) you would like the work to be situated in 10%
d) the population(s) to be studied 10%
e) proposed methods (including data collection and data analysis) for answering the research question 40%
f) the implications that you anticipate the research findings will have 10%.
Address the following problem:
You work in a resource poor setting that has a high maternal mortality rate, and where few women give birth in the presence of a skilled birth attendant. Despite investment to increase the number of antenatal clinics there has been little increase in the number of women accessing services during pregnancy.
You wish to understand why this is the case, with a view to increasing the number of women utilising antenatal clinics and contributing to a reduction in the national maternal mortality rate.