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Unit description

Develops students’ knowledge and skills of health and human sciences research methodology. Students will gain an appreciation of research ontology, epistemology, and theory. Students will also learn about designing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. Finally, students learn about the principles of research integrity.

Unit content

  1. Research philosophy and theory
  2. Research questions and hypotheses
  3. Quantitative research designs
  4. Qualitative research designs
  5. Mixed-methods research designs
  6. Ethics, cultural considerations, and academic integrity

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1formulate a research question relevant to health and human sciences
2explore quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches to research
3identify ethical and cultural issues in scientific research

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. formulate a research question relevant to health and human sciences
  2. explore quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches to research
  3. identify ethical and cultural issues in scientific research

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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