Dissertation on Prevalence and associated factors of depression and anxiety among young adults between the age of 18-30years old.

Question: Dissertation on Prevalence and associated factors of depression and anxiety among young adults between the age of 18-30years old.

Proposed activity - aims, objectives, research question(s), and state how it is novel

Methodology - rationale, data selection and collection, recruitment, participant demographics, analytical process
Data collection methods
Explain quantitative and qualitative method
Choose one of them
Explain secondary research

Research Data Management Plan(Describe the data you expect to acquire or generate during this research project, how you will manage, describe, analyse, and store the data and what mechanisms you will use to share and preserve your data.)

1. Are you required to use a professional code of ethics and conduct relevant to your profession (e.g. British Psychological Society, Health Care Professions Council National Health Service, Ministry of Defence, the Law Society)

2. If yes, have you read the relevant professional code of ethics and conducts?

3. Are you sourcing secondary data? (e.g. Information from web sites, journal articles, archives)

Primary research is used if your investigation involves the collection of data directly from human participants, rather than depending on data collected from previously completed research, and this can be in the form of a questionnaire, survey, interview or experiments.

4. Are you using an external research instrument or validated scale? (e.g. survey/psychometric))

YES/NO

If yes, please provide a reference.


5. Are you sourcing primary data involving participants (e.g. Surveys, interviews, focus group, Internet forums)?

YES/NO


6. Are you dealing with sensitive data (e.g. personal data, organisational data, those with vulnerable groups)?

YES/NO

If yes, please outline how this data will be stored securely to ensure compliance with GDPR (all data MUST be stored on the AU Onedrive, not on personal drives)


7. Are you sourcing secondary data? (e.g. Information from web sites, journal articles, archives)

YES/NO

If yes, please provide details


8. Does the study require DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks?
**Please note that unless already working with this population, permission will not be granted to studentsto data collect from this population)
YES/NO

If yes, please provide serial number, date obtained and expiry data


9. Does the study involve direct contact with:
**Please note that unless already working with this population, permission will not be granted to students to data collect from this population)
Vulnerable adults (e.g. learning difficulties, dementia, living in residential care) YES/NO
Those under the age of 18 YES/NO
Adults in prison/remanded in custody/on bail YES/NO

If yes, please outline the participant group


Data Security
10. Can you guarantee the full security and confidentiality of data collected?

YES/NO

If no, please outline reasons


**Please note that any electronic data should be stored on Arden University`s one drive (therefore students must use their Arden email address for data collection, communication etc.)


11. Please outline how you will ensure anonymity and confidentiality of data


12. Will you be responsible for destroying the data after the research is complete?

YES/NO

If yes at what date will the data be destroyed?


If no, who will be responsible?

**Please note that data should be destroyed as soon as possible (when full data usage has been completed) but no later than 3 years from data collection.


Informed Consent
13. Will all participants receive information as to why the research is being conducted and what their participation will involve?

YES/NO

If no, please state reasons


14. Will all participants be asked to give informed consent before the study starts?

YES/NO

If no, please state reasons


15. Will all participants be told of the data being collected and how the data be used?

YES/NO

If no, please state reasons


16. Will all participants be told that they do not have to participate in the research?

YES/NO

If no, please state reasons


17. Does the study involve deception?

YES/NO

If yes, please provide detail


Risk of Harm
18. Is there anyrisk that the research may lead to physical/psychological harm or disclosure of criminal activities/convictions?

YES/NO

If yes, please outline and explain what you will do to reduce risks


19. Is there any significant risk that participants may disclose the harming of others or harming of themselves?

YES/NO

If yes, please provide details and actions you will take


Participant Recruitment
20. Are you proposing to recruit participants who are students or staff or Arden University?

YES/NO

If yes, please provide details of any potential conflict of interest and how this will be mitigated


21. Employees of organisations?

YES/NO

If yes, how will permission be gained from the organisation?


22. Students through educational institutions?

YES/NO

If yes, how will permission be gained from the institution?


23. Participants in residential care, social care, nursing homes

YES/NO

If yes, how will permission be gained from the organisation and individuals/carers?


24. Adults in prison, in custody, on remand

YES/NO

If yes, how will permission be gained from the organisation and individuals?


Online Research
25. Will any of your research involve online data collection?

YES/NO
(e.g. online surveys, Facebook, Linkedin. Twitter)

If yes, how will permission be obtained to collect data if necessary?


26. Will you be using a survey software (e.g. Gorilla orMicrosoft Forms)?

YES/NO


If yes, please provide details


Participant Payment
27. Are payments/incentives being offered to participants?

YES/NO

If yes, please provide details


28. Will you tell participants that payment/incentives do not affect participants right to withdraw their data?

YES/NO