QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

PHE5QMH

2020

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Special conditionsSubject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Research Methods in Health: Foundations for evidence-based practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong, P.

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherOxford University Press

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Qualitative Research Methods: A data collector's field guide

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMack et al.

Year2005

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PublisherFHI 360, North Carolina

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss how qualitative health research can address problems, issues and questions.
02. Explain the scope of a range of qualitative research methods for different research questions.
03. Identify the main data-collection methods used in qualitative research and explain their advantages and limitations.
04. Design a qualitative research project using theoretical frameworks, analytical approaches and regard for ethical issues.

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City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Commentary piece (1,500-words) Which outlines a 'current' debate of relevance to your research proposalN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Written assignment - Outline the rationale and description of methods to be used (2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Data collection and analysis plan (1,500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Higgs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Commentary piece (1,500-words) Which outlines a 'current' debate of relevance to your research proposalN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Written assignment - Outline the rationale and description of methods to be used (2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Data collection and analysis plan (1,500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4