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||have an understanding of the assumptions which underlie the two main approaches to inquiry||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||be able to explain the qualitative approach, methods and practical implications to research||Intellectual rigour|
|3||have an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the methods and techniques employed in qualitative research||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||be able to make an informed choice of appropriate qualitative research design based upon a critical appreciation of the methods and techniques||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||know how to maximise the validity and reliability of a qualitative research project||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||have some experience in data collection and analysis||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||be able to demonstrate knowledge of techniques required to initiate a research proposal , research project including ethical and resource considerations||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
- Richardson-Tench, M, Taylor, B, Kermode, S & Roberts, K, 2011, Research in Nursing: Evidence for Best Practice, 4th edn, Cengage, Melbourne.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
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