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Guidelines for CHS 400 Field Studies Final Report

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Format

Letter Quality print, title page naming project, preceptor agency, advisor, your name and date.
 
 
Length
Recommended 6-10 pages, double spaced, not including bibliography or appendices. Attach samples of products completed during field studies as appendices (policy briefs, brochures, curriculum, reports, etc.).
 
Content
  • Executive Summary/Abstract. One page, single spaced. Include the who, what, when, where, why and how of your project; project title, preceptor agency, and supervisor. On the lower right hand corner indicate your name, advisor name and date. Remember this will be posted on the department's field studies website.
  • Statement of Problem. Briefly summarize your objective(s) and relate this to the problem or issue addressed by your project.
  • Context/Organization Setting. A description of the agency where you completed your field studies. This should include type of agency, source of funding, mission statement and type of staffing.
  • Place of Project Within Organization. Where did you and your project fit in the agency? Include discussion of how this affected your project, if applicable.
  • Results Achieved. Describe results achieved during the course of your field studies. Also, explain any difference between proposed scope of work and results achieved, if any.
  • Theoretical Comparisons With Field Studies. What theories and/or concepts did you use in carrying out the scope of work for your project. Relate specific academic experience with field studies.
  • Recommendation for Similar Projects. What did you learn in carrying out your work plan that would be helpful in attempting a similar project? What specific skills did you develop and what specific knowledge did you gain? Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?
  • Recommendations for Yourself. What areas have you been able to identify for your own professional or personal development as a result of your field experience?

Due Date
One week after completing field studies.

 

 

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