QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE5QMH

2019

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 a broad range of qualitative research methods. Processes of qualitative methods are covered, including identifying a research problem, thinking about methodological frameworks, sampling and rigour, collecting data, analysing data, and how to present your qualitative research findings for a thesis, report or academic manuscript.




SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch Methods in Health: Foundations for evidence-based practice (4th edition)RecommendedLiamputtong, P. 2013Oxford University Press, 439 pages
ReadingsQualitative Research Methods: A data collector's field guideRecommendedMack et al., 2005FHI 360, North Carolina

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Online learning activities, resources, readings, lectures, tutorials, and assessments

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

Activities:
Online learning activities, resources, readings, lectures, tutorials, and assessments

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

Activities:
Online learning activities, resources, readings, lectures, tutorials, and assessments

04. Design 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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Commentary piece (1,500-words)which outlines a #current# debate of relevance to your research proposal30 01, 02
Written assignment - Outline the rationale and description of methods to be used (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Data collection and analysis plan (1,500 words) 30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Commentary piece (1,500-words)which outlines a #current# debate of relevance to your research proposal30 01, 02
Written assignment - Outline the rationale and description of methods to be used (2,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Data collection and analysis plan (1,500 words) 30 01, 02, 03, 04