QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE5QMH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is an introduction to qualitative research methods, however mixed methods research approaches are also considered in relation to epistemological positions. In this subject students will learn processes for qualitative methods including identifying a research problem, developing research aims and questions, sampling, sample size and recruitment, study designs, data collection methods, specifically the development of skills for conducting interviews and group discussions, analysis approaches, and concepts of rigor, credibility and transferability.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Research Methods in Health: Foundations for evidence-based practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLiamputtong, P.

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherOxford University Press

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Qualitative Research Methods: A data collector's field guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMack et al.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFHI 360, North Carolina

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply qualitative health research methods to answer questions and address problems appropriately
02. Design ethical qualitative research methods for different research projects.
03. Critique the scope of a range of qualitative research methods for different research questions.
04. Apply the main data collection and analysis methods used in qualitative research and explain their advantages and limitations.

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City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Literature review (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

AT2 Research proposal (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

AT3 Data collection and analysis (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Literature review (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

AT2 Research proposal (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

AT3 Data collection and analysis (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Literature review (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

AT2 Research proposal (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

AT3 Data collection and analysis (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Literature review (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

AT2 Research proposal (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

AT3 Data collection and analysis (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Literature review (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

AT2 Research proposal (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

AT3 Data collection and analysis (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Literature review (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

AT2 Research proposal (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

AT3 Data collection and analysis (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4