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    Phase One: Background Write-up: (500 Words) this includes defining and selecting a topic of interest to the student, identifying the specific technology and organisation context. Then, it is necessary to write a short synopsis to provide the relevant background details of the chosen topic. Phase One Guide 500 Words Marks (15) Topic of Interest –on a topic that relates to the syllabus of this unit, as well as the students’ interest and considerations such as their career options and/or workplace contexts 5 Marks (marks awarded for clarity & logic of statement) Including appropriate scope and fit of the topic with the unit Synopsis of the chosen topic indicating background of the topic, problem for technology to solve or ameliorate and how this will be discussed e.g using case tools presented in class. Note: student is not restricted to use this form of analysis) 5 Marks (2 Marks for professional presentation including format, grammar and spelling. 3 marks for showing relevance and suitability of analysis technique to the problem statement) Discussion of why you think the topic is of importance/relevance to Health Informatics Management as presented in the course syllabus 5 Marks (3 marks awarded for logic and reasoning of explanation. 2marks for appropriate references including correct style and significance in support). use APA or Harvard style referencing. For details and information please refer to Deakin guide to referencing at: https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/studysupport/referencin Phase One Background (Example Outline): TITLE PAGE report title Your name Submission date INTRODUCTION TO TOPIC OF INTEREST (5) Briefly describe the topic and key research goals Outline the problem under consideration and the question(s) to address this. SYNOPSIS OF ANALYSIS APPROACH (5) Outline of the approach to analysis you intend to take and why you think this approach will be useful. Proposed methodology and research design – how will you go about to systematically answer the questions raised – what methods will you use and how will you structure your study – how will you know you are researching what you plan to research? Discussion WHY TOPIC IS OF IMPORTANCE / RELEVANCE TO HEALTH INFORMATICS MANAGEMENT (5) Exploration of why topic is of importance, interesting, novel or relevance to health informatics management REFERENCES All areas are equally weighted. In addition, students must identify if ethics approval is required and if so also prepare the ethics application and have it submitted. Please also note the requirements on academic integrity: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/referencing/academic-integrity Due Date The Background write-up is required to be submitted online by Friday 21st December 2018, no later than 5 pm. Suitable technologies include (but are not restricted to) those mentioned throughout the unit e.g. mHealth, eHealth portals, 3D technologies and data centres and appropriate organisations include (but again are not restricted to): healthcare facilities, dental/medical practices, insurance companies, government health organisations and departments and / or pharmaceutical companies.


Subject Report Writing Pages 5 Style APA




Employee satisfaction is today one of the most elusive targets for contemporary human resource managers. In antiquity, career trajectories of employees would be easy to define as most workers hardly changed jobs. However, the modern workplace is filled with discontented employees who will change jobs at the slightest opportunity. According to Sinha and Sinha (2012, p.145), the apparent dichotomy between employers’ interests and employee needs breeds dissatisfaction, and a principal attribution of employee retention problems.

Problem and Research Questions

A cursory peek into commercial bank data, and specifically Guardian Bank, reveals a glaring mismatch between profitability and employee turnover. Loan‐Clarke, Arnold, Coombs, Hartley, and Bosley (2010, p.399) posit that as banks rake in higher profits each year, other undesirable concomitants are also reported: Lack of a clear employee development trajectory, poor employee-supervisor relationships, and unrealistic targets.

Goals of the Study

This report attempts to highlight the main factors affecting employee retention at Guardian Bank by narrowing on the following metrics among others: career development strategies for employees, training and capacity building opportunities, mentorship programs, employee motivation schemes, among others.

Research Questions

The following questions, which seek to address employee retention problems at Guardian Bank, are considered as the basis of this report:

  • What is the relationship between career growth opportunities on employee turnover?
  • To what level does employee-supervisor relationship influence employee retention?
  • Does training and capacity building opportunities limit employee exit at Guardian Bank?
  • To what level does employee motivation contribute to employee retention?

Synopsis of Analysis Approach

The data will be analyzed by reducing the overall research population to manageable sample sizes, and subjecting the same to statistical analyses. Measures of central tendencies and dispersion would be employed to obtain mode, median, mean, variance, standard deviation, errors, and percentile values. Further, deductive statistics will be applied to show correlation among associated variables. Taylor, Bogdan and DeVault (2015, par 9) recommend that for factors which are strongly correlated with employee exit, a multiple regression model was employed according to the expression: y = ᴧo + ᴧ1x1 + ᴧ2x2 + ᴧ3x3 + ….

The multiple regression formula will be useful for generation of tables and charts for easy interpretation (Taylor, Bogdan and DeVault 2015 para 10). Finally, the information from analyzed and presented data such as frequency distributions and percentages will then help in answering the research questions.

Proposed Methodology and Research Design

The methodology that will be used consists of research design, population size and sampling design, methods of data collection and analysis and procedures. The aim of the adopted methodology will be to aid presentation of data into graphs and tables so as to answer the research questions.

Research Design

Research design is considered as a framework upon which answers to the research questions are sought (Taylor, Bogdan and DeVault 2015, para 3). The study will be conducted through qualitative analysis of the research questions based on responses from questionnaires and interviews. The research sample will be obtained through a combination of cluster sampling, stratified and random sampling techniques.  Data obtained from the study will be analyzed through statistical methods.


The sample will consist of 300 individuals drawn from various departments of Guardian Bank.

Sampling Design

The research population will be obtained by an aggregate of random sampling, stratified sampling and cluster sampling techniques so as to a representative research population on the basis of age, gender, social status, and cultural beliefs. 



Loan‐Clarke, J., Arnold, J., Coombs, C., Hartley, R. and Bosley, S., 2010. Retention, turnover and return–a longitudinal study of allied health professionals in Britain. Human Resource Management Journal, 20(4), pp.391-406.

Sinha, C. and Sinha, R., 2012. Factors affecting employee retention: A comparative analysis of two organizations from heavy engineering industry. European Journal of Business and Management, 4(3), pp.145-162.

Taylor, S.J., Bogdan, R. and DeVault, M., 2015. Introduction to qualitative research methods: A guidebook and resource. John Wiley & Sons.














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