Provides an overview of current theory and issues in research practice. The major philosophical perspectives of health research are examined from historical and social contexts. A critical analysis of empiricist, interpretive and critical approaches to health research will be the focus of this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand the main health research philosophical perspectives and methodologies including their assumptions and practical applications||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||frame a problem statement and formulate qualitative research questions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically appraise relevant research literature to investigate a research problem||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods and research techniques||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||devise methods to maximise issues of validity and reliability in qualitative research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||justify appropriate qualitative research methodology and design in response to a research problem, based on critical appreciation of practical and ethical issues||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Richardson-Tench, M., Taylor, B. J., Kermode, S., & Roberts, K. L., 2014, Research in nursing: evidence for best practice, 5th, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780170237536 .
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
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