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Not offered in 2018

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  1. The logic and purpose of inquiry
  2. Qualitative methodologies and data collection strategies
  3. Quantitative methodologies and data collection strategies
  4. Mixed methods research
  5. Secondary data analysis
  6. Systematic review and meta-analytic procedures
  7. Principles and practices of sampling and recruitment
  8. Involvement and understanding of writing an ethics proposal

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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