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PU5034: RESEARCH METHODS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Research methods and Professional Practice provides the student with skills in both quantitative and qualitative design enabling the student to plan ethical research in a health context. Students are taken through each step - from formulating the research question, to study design, sample selection, methods for data collection and analyses to dissemination of results. Peer review of each step is an essential part of the feedback provided and students are required to present their proposed research during an online conference at the end of the course. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kirsty Kiezebrink

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of health research methods. The course will focus on the development of research protocols, including how to formulate research questions, identify appropriate study designs, identify relevant outcomes and plan data collection. Students will be introduced to the main study designs used in health research including experimental, observational, qualitative and mixed method designs. Sampling techniques and methods for data collection for both qualitative and qualitative methods will be addressed. Students will also be introduced to the importance of critical appraisal and research ethics and will learn how to communicative scientific findings.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week7
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 8 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
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Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Feedback

Feedback on all assessments will be provided with 14 days of submission for all assignments, and in many cases will be instantaneous. Feedback will come in various forms including detailed information about correct answers for quiz responses. For more extensive pieces feedback will take the form of either written or audio recorded feedback and will always provide information on areas that the you need to focus on to improve your understanding.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseIdentify the advantages and disadvantages associated with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
ProceduralCreateDevelop a research proposal to answer a health-related research question which maximises research quality and rigour
ConceptualEvaluateEvaluate the appropriateness of study designs commonly used in applied health research studies
ConceptualUnderstandSummarise the key factors involved in the research process

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