Utilises case studies drawn from areas such as public health, nursing, midwifery, sports and exercise science, and biomedical science to equip students with an understanding of contemporary approaches to research and evaluation as applied in real-world settings. Through a process of critical evaluation, personal refection and critical conversations with appointed thesis supervisor/s and colleagues, students will critically review research methodology.
- The logic and purpose of inquiry
- Qualitative methodologies and data collection strategies
- Quantitative methodologies and data collection strategies
- Mixed methods research
- Secondary data analysis
- Systematic review and meta-analytic procedures
- Principles and practices of sampling and recruitment
- Involvement and understanding of writing an ethics proposal
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||compare and appraise research methodologies commonly employed in health science research||Intellectual rigour|
|2||demonstrate selective application of an applied research methodology||Intellectual rigour|
|3||consolidate a broad understanding of theoretical concepts in research||Intellectual rigour|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of ethical approval processes for human research||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner||Lifelong learning|
|6||maintain a journal to document critical reflections, insights and emerging understandings about research methodology and practice.||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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