Enables students to critically appraise a range of quantitative research methodologies and approaches, and to appropriately use quantitative research methods.
The unit has been divided into four sections:
A. Key stages in the research process
B. Quantitative research methods
C. Managing a research project
D. Disseminating findings
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||explain 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 research questions capable of being addressed by quantitative research designs||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 quantitative methods and research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||discuss methods used to maximise validity and reliability in quantitative research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||justify appropriate quantitative research methodology and design based upon critical appreciation of the research problem, practical and ethical issues||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||explain how results of a quantitative research project are disseminated||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Richardson-Tench, M., Taylor, B. J., Kermode, S., & Roberts, K. L. , 2014, Research in nursing: evidence for best practice, 5, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780170237536.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 4 (12 weeks)|
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