griffith 7708med applied field methods in public health quantitative data collection

Assignment Task 1 (35%):
In this assignment, you are required to:
Identify the issue(s)/concern(s) in your scenario
Identify the aim(s) and objective(s) of your research project
Identify the study factors and the health outcome(s) of your research project
Identify an appropriate quantitative method to address your research objective(s)
Identify the specific research questions and hypotheses
Identify the target population, research/investigative population
Calculate the sample size for your quantitative study using the additional hints provided
Identify an appropriate sampling strategy to recruit study subjects
Develop a survey questionnaire for the quantitative data collection
Write up a written report (1500 words + appendixes: the transcript of the qualitative study and the developed questionnaire)
Step 1 (group work): You and your group members will conduct a 1-hour focus group discussion and do some additional literature review (if needed) to identify the issue(s), aim(s) and objective(s), the potential study factors and the health outcome(s) of the study. The detailed activities include:
Prepare the discussion theme/questions
Participate in the focus group discussion with your team (record and transcribe)
Analyse transcript obtained from the discussion to identify issue(s), aim(s) and objective(s), the potential study factors and the health outcome(s) of the project
Step 2 (individual work): Based on the contents provided in the selected scenario and the findings from the first step, you will:
Identify an appropriate quantitative research method to address your research objective(s). You can propose some potential methods and list them by the level of feasibility along with the explanations on why;
Identify what the specific quantitative research question(s) and research hypothesis(es) are;
Identify who are target and study population(s);
To estimate the sample size for your quantitative study. You will use EPI INFO software to input the additional data provided to quantify the minimum sample size that you need for your study;
To identify the sampling strategy to recruit the study subjects and explain how you will sample the people;
Use the findings from the qualitative study in the previous step to a develop survey questionnaire for the quantitative data collection
Step 3 (Individual work): You will collate all information obtained from Step 1 and 2 to write a written report. The structure of the report comprises:

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