QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH

PHE5QRM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students cover issues involved in developing and refining research questions, selecting and developing research designs and analysing of quantitative data relevant to the health sciences. A variety of appropriate designs and analytical techniques, commonly employed in health research, will be examined and critically appraised, with emphasis on the interpretation and discussion of results.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student enrolled in one of the following course codes HMPHC, HZPHID, HMG, HMHS, HMASCR or HZPHHA must pass all first year subjects. Students from other courses must pass PHE5IST or an equivalent subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss how quantitative health research can address problems, issues and questions

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises

02. Explain the scope of a range of quantitative research methods for different research questions

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises

03. Apply data exploration and analysis including simple graphical techniques.

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises using Stata

04. Evaluate the correct statistical test using Stata software package and apply the test to address a research question

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises using Stata

05. Interpret statistical evidence provided by a statistical test

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises using Stata

06. Design and implement a quantitative research project using analytical approaches and regard for ethical issues

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises

07. Critically assess evidence to offer answers to research questions

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises

08. Appraise study conclusions from evidence reported by other studies to address similar research questions

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 31-37, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 35
Five 6.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word written assignment60 08, 06, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01
one oral presentation20 03, 04, 02, 01, 05, 06, 07, 08
one short data analysis assignment20 03, 04, 05