violent societies, violent lives
Assignment (project 1500 words)
Choose a specific area of violence (suicide amongst men) and critically review the resources and information that are available through websites (or a specific website) related to this area using an evaluative checklist. Identify any gaps in the available resources and make recommendations as to how these could be addressed.
• Chose a specific website for me that focuses on suicide amongst men
• I would prefer it to be a current website, it doesn’t have to be a good one because the aim is to critically evaluate it
• Please include a link to the choses website in the essay
• Check for information about the author’s education, training and experience in the field.
• Look for biographical information such as the author’s title (Dr., Prof. etc.) and career history.
• Is there evidence of the author’s standing amongst their peers?
• Is there a date on the information?
• Is the information current, or are the ideas now out dated?
• Is the information detailed, exact and comprehensive?
• Does the article present a balanced argument?
• Is the tone of the writing reasoned?
• How objective is the author?
• Is the information consistent?
• Are there conflicts of interest?
• Where did the information come from?
• Are the sources for the information listed?
• Is there a bibliography?
• What support does the author give for the information provided?
• Is contact information provided for the author?
Don’t forget conclusion
Learning outcome: Identify and review available preventative and supportive resources that currently exist within a Public Health context.
Exceptionally detailed and original response to the assignment, with critical use of independently sourced contextual material. Outstanding demonstration of linked understanding and application of relevant theory, concepts and models. Extremely well structured with high level of analysis.
No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Very full, independent response to the assignment with totally relevant material which is well beyond any module input, demonstrating independent study. Excellent understanding and application of relevant theory, concepts and models. Very clear logical structure.
Very few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Full response to the assignment with all content relevant and focused. Very good understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Application of appropriate theory to examples/practice, demonstrating a rigorous approach to a
variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks.
Few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Answers most if not all detailed aspects of the question. Content mainly relevant and accurate. Good knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and concepts and application of theoretical models. Evidence of a developing appreciation of contextual issues.
Some small repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate
Main issues addressed and solid attempt to answer question. Some relevant content applied. Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and concepts and identification of main issues
Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Satisfactory attempt to address question/issues with some content relevant to assignment topic. Material engages with relevant module materials, but largely repeats taught input and lacks development or personal interpretation. Some general understanding of topic theory and concepts. Lacks coherence.
Some learning outcomes and / or assessment criteria not met.
Questions not answered fully. Content not wholly relevant. Little or no evidence of understanding of relevant theory. Very repetitive of taught input – no development or application. The use of extensive quoted passages evident.
Evidence of sufficient grasp of learning outcomes to suggest that the student will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.
No learning outcomes fully met. Little attempt to engage with the module materials or ideas.
9% – 19%
Little attempt to engage with assignment brief and has not met learning outcomes. Inadequate demonstration of knowledge or understanding of key concepts, theories or practice.
No real attempt to address the assignment
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