A detailed description of the expectations for each topic is provided below.
Your paper will need to include at least 8 references to support your assertions. Journal articles are preferable, however if you use websites, generally .gov, .org or .edu sites are more reputable. Only three website citations can be used as sources. Wikipedia or blogs are not acceptable sources and you will not get credit for them! You may use your textbook for one citation.
When you use a reference, paraphrase then cite. Avoid the use of direct quotes if possible. If you need to use them, less than 5% of your paper should be direct quotes.
Organize your paper as follows (include these headings or any subheadings that will help you organize your paper):
I)Introduction (~1/2 page):
Introduce the topic you selected for your paper. The introduction should give some background information regarding why the topic is important or relevant. Include a thesis statement which will serve as a foundation for the remainder of your paper.
II)Body (~4- 5 pages):
Write up the content of your research. Include information relevant to the questions/research ideas suggested for each topic. Cite in text where you report any reference to outside sources.
III) Conclusions (~1/2 page): Summarize the main points of your paper.
IV)References- Please cite in text and provide a list of references used in APA or AMA style formatting.
TOPIC 4. Technology Use in Older Adults and its effects on health outcomes
If you select this topic, at a bare minimum, you will want to address the following in your paper :
Describe how older adults use technology. What are the most common forms of technology used by older adults? What percentage of older adults use these different types of technology?
Describe how technology use varies by socio-demographic characteristics of older adults (e.g., age, gender, education, urban versus rural area, etc.).
Describe how FOUR different forms of technology (e.g., APPs, tablets, virtual reality, electronic medical records, etc) have helped to improve health or social outcomes of older adults.
Describe the potential positive and negative effects of technology on health and social outcomes.
Describe key barriers to technology use in older adults. What can be done to solve these barriers?
Describe approaches or policies that could be implemented to improve access to technology in older adults.