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 quantitative approach to research and its methods||Intellectual rigour|
|2||formulate a research question||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate knowledge and techniques required to initiate a research project||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the strengths, limitations, and suitability of various quantitative methods and techniques for application to a particular quantitative research project||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||make an informed choice of appropriate quantitative research design and methodology based upon a critical appreciation of the methods, ethical issues and techniques||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||manage simple to moderately complex data, including an appreciation of basic techniques of statistical analysis and how these relate to methodology||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||write a research paper and effectively present research findings at a professional forum.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Richardson-Tench, M, Taylor, BJ, Kermode, S & Roberts, KL, 2014, Research in nursing: evidence for best practice, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 4 (12 weeks)|
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