Leadership in Health and Social care

WHERE TO START

  • Read the assignment brief
  • Plan each coursework
  • Think about evidence
  • Writing up
  • Editing and proof reading
  • Submission

CW2 BUSINESS REPORT

Within the assignment brief there is a template for presentation of this report – it is important that you follow this and use the prescribed structure.

You should not exceed 1,500 words – there is no ten per cent flexibility to exceed. If the work is too brief it should flag up that you have not covered everything in sufficient detail.

FINDING THE RIGHT EVIDENCE

  • use the most current evidence possible.
  • which organisations produce credible evidence?
  • internet sources.
  • google scholar and databases.
  • wikipedia – to use or not to use?
  • peer reviewed and journal articles/studies

BASIC SEARCH TERM

Searching for ‘main theories related to ‘leadership in health and social care’

Boolean operators:  AND, OR and NOT.

For example:

‘theories’ AND ‘health and social care leadership’

‘theories’ NOT ‘health and social care leadership’

‘theories’ OR ‘health and social care leadership’

MORE COMPLEX SEARCH TERM

Proximity searcher – or ‘near’ something. Terms have a relationship.

‘theories’ SAME ‘leadership’

‘theories’ w3 ‘leadership’

‘theories’ NEAR ‘leadership’

You can also truncate search terms.

Example:

leader*

The wildcard:

Organisation

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR EVIDENCE

Storing evidence

Sorting evidence

Reference managers (free to use):

Mendeley

Zotero

Qiqqa

WHATS THE POINT OF EVIDENCE

Demonstration of research

Supporting points

Creating a critical argument

Making your work credible

Justification of points

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE

There tools to help you and one of the most popular is PROMPT:

Presentation

Relevance

Objectivity

Method

Provenance

Timeliness

USING EVIDENCE CORRECTLY

Key terms: however, according to, research suggests, studies show,

Avoid referencing description

Avoid referencing the end of each paragraph

Quotations – the pitfalls and habits

HOW TO REFERENCE

Using evidence correctly

Key terms: however, according to, research suggests, studies show,

Avoid referencing description

Avoid referencing the end of each paragraph

Quotations – the pitfalls and habits

REFERENCING

Harvard formatting as standard

For each end reference you must provide an in- text citation where the evidence applies:

According to Smith (2010), leadership in health and social care can be described as………but current research suggests that……….(Molton, 2012: Brown, 2017) because the studies show……..………However in practice……and this is supported by……….(Bloggs, 2012).

Book: Author surname/single initial/year of publication in brackets/book title in italics/place of publication/publisher

Journal article: Author surname/single initial/year of publication in brackets/title of article/journal title in italics/volume number in bold/issue number in brackets, page numbers.

Finding the right evidence

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