Last modified: 18 Aug 2020 12:35
Fundamentals of research design 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 to dissemination of results.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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 quantitative 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 communicate scientific findings.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||14||Feedback Weeks||15|
|Assessment Weeks||19||Feedback Weeks||22|
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.
|Assessment Weeks||20||Feedback Weeks||20|
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There are self test available for each unit of learning which can be completed at a time that suits each student
|Assessment Weeks||13||Feedback Weeks|
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Analyse||Identify the advantages and disadvantages associated with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies|
|Procedural||Create||Develop a research proposal to answer a health-related research question which maximises research quality and rigour|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Evaluate the appropriateness of study designs commonly used in applied health research studies|
|Conceptual||Understand||Summarise the key factors involved in the research process|