Case 1. Health Disparities Research Case (Page 5 of 37)
Phase One: Thinking About the Issues
Q1. Determine the problems or issues inherent in this research case and and begin to define the questions you need to ask.
Now that you have read over the case and background information you can begin to ask questions and plan your strategy for retrieving information of use to your researcher. In answering the questions posed about this case you may want to
list approaches used to researching health disparities
describe the steps in developing a Community Based Participatory Study and the advantages and disadvantages of using this approach
examine sources for published literature in health services research related to health disparities
find and examine current health services research projects in health disparities
review relevant journals and existing datasets and instruments
visit and examine the key government and non-profit organizations with an interest in this area for possible funding and information
evaluate retrieved articles and related content for quality
determine how to keep current with new information on this and related topics
Keep in mind that the more you study this complex problem, the more questions will arise and the more likely you will be to change your search strategy in response to your new knowledge.