Accident Research Presentation

The Course Presentation Activity consists of a brief presentation, such as MS PowerPoint®, where you will focus on a new accident analysis, that you have not previously worked on. This new accident analysis may be another one posed within this course or a different one you have an interest in, but the selected accident must involve some form of mechanical or structural failure as a causal factor(s) directly related to the accident. Similar to previously written case study analyses performed, this presentation involves creating a concise, yet thorough, technical presentation, as if it were before an investigation board hearing. This activity culminates in the production of a professional technical presentation. The presentation will discuss the analysis conducted in determining several factors that are common to most accident events, such as causal factors (primary and contributory), mechanical and structural factors involved, individual human factors and organizational factors that may have played a role, outcomes from the accident, and any risk mitigation or reduction to prevent future occurrences of another accident.

Project Guidance

Each Course Project Activity Presentation will consist of at least ten slides, which includes a title or cover slide and a reference slide. This presentation will be posted in a discussion forum and will utilize peer-review, so make sure your presentation can be easily read by the average reader. All sources should be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) current edition style and formatted appropriately. Presentations must be grammatically sound and free of spelling errors.
The presentation may include narration or not, but if the narration is not provided, presenter’s notes must be added to the affected slides.
The bulk of your research should be authoritative websites and databases, rather than wikis. A thorough Web search should present vast amounts of informational resources available from ERAU’s Hunt Library.
Remember to properly label any figures, graphics, or tables included within this analysis.

Presentation Directions

The Course Project Activity Presentation must include the following sections, sequentially (Note: The criteria for this project differs slightly from that of the other case study analyses.):

Title Slide – Include title, activity number, course number, and your name at a minimum.
Introduction or Executive Summary Slide(s) – include a brief paragraph or bulleted phrases to introduce your reader to the approach used in this analysis and what to expect.
Primary Causal Factor(s) of the Accident Slide(s) – Include a bulleted list or phrases identifying the probable cause(s) of the accident. This content must be evidence-based and factual in nature. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Primary Causal Factor(s) of the Accident in this syllabus.
Contributing Factors to the Accident Slide(s) – Include a bulleted list or phrases identifying what the contributing factors were causal to the accident. This content must be evidence-based and factual in nature. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Contributing Factors to the Accident in this syllabus.
Structural and Mechanical Factors Related to the Accident Slide(s) – Include bulleted lists or phrases identifying the structural and mechanical factors involved in this accident. This content must be evidence-based and factual in nature. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Structural and Mechanical Factors Related to the Accident in this syllabus.
Relevant Human Factors and/or Organizational Factors Related to the Accident Slide(s) – Include bulleted lists or phrases identifying what the relevant human/organizational factors were involved in this accident. This content must be evidence-based and factual in nature. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Relevant Human Factors and/or Organizational Factors Related to the Accident in this syllabus.
Outcomes of the Accident Slide(s) – Include bulleted lists or phrases stating what happened subsequent to the accident (may be months or years later). This content must be evidence-based and factual in nature. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Outcomes of the Accident in this syllabus.
Risk Mitigation or Reduction Strategies Slide(s) – Include bulleted lists or phrases explaining, from your analysis, any risk mitigation or reduction strategies or methods that you believe may have either prevented this accident or lessened its severity. This section should prepare you for your Discussion – Case Study Reflection activity. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Risk Mitigation or Reduction Strategies in this syllabus.
Conclusion or Summary Slide(s) – Include a bulleted lists or phrases to explain your main take-aways from this case study. This section should prepare you for your Discussion – Case Study Reflection activity. For further detail, please refer to the “Research Paper Activities (Case Study Analyses)” section, under Conclusion or Summary in this syllabus.
Reference Slide(s) – Include all references cited in the paper of information sources, in the APA current edition format.

Rubric 

Content
Content includes appropriate images (including sources), bulleted statements (sources cited using APA where necessary), or other information and media that the student desires presented in a creative fashion to meet the assignment requirements.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
Presentation contains exact number of specified slides and presenter discusses each slide (some assignments require specified length of time per slide).

Delivery
Student enunciates clearly, the volume makes it understandable; a transcript is provided as directed.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDigital Tool
Student utilizes a digital presentation tool of their choice to create the project. The project loads and is accessible by the reviewer.