Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will be exposed to a range of advanced methodological approaches that will be useful for their thesis and will provide the basis for a defence of the thesis methodology. Students will complete both the quantitative and qualitative modules offered as appropriate to their research. In addition students will participate in seminars addressing issues that arise when a combination of approaches are utilised in the research process.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE6HRA or equivalent (for professional doctorate students)


Incompatible subjects PHE6HRB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions See PHE6HRA for full details.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings3rd edn, Qualitative research methodsRecommendedLiamputtong, P 2009OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsEssential Medical StatisticsRecommendedKirkwood, B.R. and Sterne, J.A.C.2ND EDITION, BLACKWELL SCIENCE
ReadingsHow to write health science papers, dissertations and thesesRecommendedThomas, S 2000CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH
ReadingsQualitative research methods, 3rd ednRecommendedLiamputtong, P 20093RD EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsResearch methods in health: foundations for evidence based practiceRecommendedLiamputtong, P 2010OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Directed Reading
One 3.0 hours directed reading per week and delivered via blended.
"Directed learning activities equivalent to three hours class contact per week."

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"One six-hour day per week for ten weeks."


Assessment elementComments%
One data analysis30
one ethics documentation20
one systematic review OR meta-synetheis (depending on discipline)50