QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE5QMH

2015

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, and writing up a thesis.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

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, HMG, 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 inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (2nd Ed).PrescribedCreswell, J. (2007).SAGE, THOUSAND OAKS
ReadingsQualitative research methods, 4th ednPrescribedLiamputtong, PMELBOURNE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsQualitative research: The essential guide to theory and practice.PreliminarySavin-Baden, M., & Major, C. H. (2013).ROUTLEDGE, NEW YORK
ReadingsThe Sage Handbook of qualitative researchPreliminaryDenzin, N K and Lincoln, Y SSAGE, LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Series of topic specific seminars. Individual and group work exercises

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

Activities:
Series of topic specific seminars. Individual and group work exercises

03. Identify the main data-collection methods used in qualitative research and explain their advantages and limitations

Activities:
Series of topic specific seminars. Individual and group work exercises

04. Design and implement a qualitative research project using theoretical frameworks, analytical approaches and regard for ethical issues

Activities:
Series of topic specific seminars. Individual and group work exercises

05. Critically assess evidence to offer answers to research questions

Activities:
Series of topic specific seminars. Individual and group work exercises

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

Activities:
Series of topic specific seminars. Individual and group work exercises

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 1.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4500-word major written assignmentWill be provided via a marking sheet uploaded to the LMS80 04, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01
1500-word minor written assignmentWill be provided via a marking sheet uploaded to the LMS20 05, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

Online, 2015, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
One 35.0 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"DE access to F@F classes through Echo recordings"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4500-word major written assignmentWill be provided via a marking sheet uploaded to the LMS80 04, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01
1500-word minor written assignmentWill be provided via a marking sheet uploaded to the LMS20 05, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01