QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE5QMH

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to qualitative methods and the opportunities for applying these in the health field. An overview of the research being conducted in health is used to identify the real and potential role of qualitative methods such as ethnography, interview methods, unobtrusive methods, online research and arts-based methods. Processes of qualitative methods are covered, including identifying a research problem, thinking about methodological framework, sampling and rigour, collecting data, analysing data, developing a narrative to report results and writing up a thesis.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in one of the following course codes HMPHC,HZPHID, HMHS or HZPHHA must pass all first year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsQualitative research methods, 3rd ednPrescribedLiamputtong, P 2009MELBOURNE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsHandbook of qualitative researchPreliminaryDenzin, N K and Lincoln, Y S 2001SAGE, LONDON
ReadingsResearching the vulnerable: a guide to sensitive research methodsPreliminaryLiamputtong, P 2007SAGE, LONDON

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City, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture
One 6.5 hours lecture every two weeks and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One oral presentation20
one meta-synthesis80

Online, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Hodgkin

Class requirements

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per week and delivered via online.
"Online equivalent of one 1-hour seminar per week."

WorkShop
Two 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"6 two hour face to face workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One oral presentation20
one meta-synthesis80