Research Methodology and Design

10 Units

This course advances the student’s understanding of selected research methods and concepts.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (On-Line from Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognise the similarities and differences between common qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research methodologies.
  2. Describe, discuss and evaluate common qualitative/ quantitative research methodologies and design issues.
  3. Describe ethical considerations pertaining to human research and be able to apply knowledge of research ethics to their own research proposal.
  4. Generate a research question/testable hypothesis relevant to their discipline of study based on emerging knowledge critical appraisal of current literature.
  5. Further develop critical appraisal skills.
  1. Quantitative research methods
  2. Qualitative research methods
  3. Mixed methods research
  4. An ethical approach to study design
  5. Review and advanced critical appraisal of literature
  • This course is only available to students who are active in one of the following programs: 10954, 11686, 11691, 12330, 12337, 12338, 12339, 40002, 40010 OR 40011.
Assumed Knowledge A completed degree in a relevant cognate discipline or completion of two years of a 4 year degree.
Assessment Items
  • In Term Test: Online examinations x 4
  • Written Assignment: Assignment
  • Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours

On-Line from Callaghan

Online Activity

Online 48 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for HLSC4120
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