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Table 2 Research questions mapped to methods

From: HealthLit4Kids study protocol; crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes

Research Question Methods
1. How does a school-wide Health Literacy Project (HealthLit4Kids) affect the health literacy of the school environment? Quant: Tool 1. Self-Assessment Checklist
Mixed: Workshop evaluation (including Tool 2: Individual Health Literacy Survey)
Qual: Focus Groups (Teachers and Parents)
2. How does HealthLit4Kids affect the awareness and health literacy of the teachers involved in the project? Quant: Tool 1. Self-Assessment Checklist
Mixed: Workshop evaluation (including Tool 2: Individual Health Literacy Survey)
Mixed: Teacher 200 word reflection.
3. Of the Health and Physical Education areas outlined in the Australian curriculum which are the most commonly raised by students through their creative pieces (artefacts)? Mixed: Students’ creative pieces (artefacts)
Mixed: Competition Entry Form (artefact category/description)
Mixed: Teacher 200 word reflection.
4. How does HealthLit4Kids impact on the health literacy of the wider school community (parents, carers, community)? Quant: Tool 1. Self-Assessment Checklist
Qual: Focus Groups (Teachers and Parents)
Mixed: Teacher 200 word reflection.
5. How does feedback from teachers and students who use the Healthlit4Kids resources inform the development of a health literacy measurement tool specific for children? Mixed: Students’ creative pieces (artefacts)
Mixed: Workshop evaluation (including Tool 2: Individual Health Literacy Survey)
Qual: Focus Groups (Teachers and Parents)
Mixed: Teacher 200 word reflection.
6. What are the lessons learnt from implementation of HealthLit4kids at the trial school? How can this inform a state-wide version in the future? Mixed: Workshop evaluation (including Tool 2: Individual Health Literacy Survey)
Qual: Focus Groups (Teachers and Parents)
Mixed: Teacher 200 word reflection.
7. In what context and via what mechanisms can the HealthLIt4Kids project be optimised and sustainably embedded? • Comparative Evaluation (using all data as per Pilot).
• Principal Interviews – 6 months, 12 months
8. How can technology be used to optimise the reach, future participation and sustainability of HealthLit4Kids? • A-Lab Showcase/Digital production of program and artefacts.
• A-Lab visitor evaluation of experiential learning site.
9. How does a school-wide Health Literacy Project (HealthLit4Kids) affect children’s school engagement and attitudes and beliefs towards health behaviours? • Student questionnaire survey based on questions in the ASHFS/CDAH survey