HEALTH RESEARCH C

PHE6HRC

2016

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.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

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)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE6HRB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions See PHE6HRA for full details.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
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 inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches 2nd editionRecommendedCresswell, J 2007SAGE, THOUSAND OAKS
ReadingsQualitative research methods 4th editionRecommendedLiamputtong, P 2013OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsQualitative research: The essential guide to theory and practicePreliminarySavin-Baden, M & Major, C H 2013ROUTLEDGE, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss how quantitative and qualitative 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 and qualitative research methods for different research questions

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

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

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

04. Recognize quantitative and qualitative methods can be complimentary.

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

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

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises. Use of statistical software package Stata

06. 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. Use of statistical software package Stata

07. Interpret statistical evidence provided by a statistical test

Activities:
Series of topic based seminars, individual and group exercises. Use of statistical software package Stata

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

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

09. Critically assess evidence to offer answers to research questions

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

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."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One data analysis report30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
one 1500-word individual written assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
one ethics application and documentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09