Speech Pathology Research Methods (CSCD3085)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit students will learn the basic principles of designing, undertaking and analysing research in speech pathology. This will enable students to be more careful consumers (and, perhaps, producers) of research when they become clinicians and to appreciate the fundamental link between research skills and evidence-based practice. This unit will also lay the groundwork for students who might be considering a research higher degree. A variety of topics will be explored including correlational techniques, hypothesis testing and qualitative methods. Exercises and examples will relate specifically to the basic science and applied aspects of speech pathology. Students will gain experience using SPSS statistical analysis software.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr computer labs/semester optional see lecturer for allocation, 1xhr research participation semester optional

Assessment

SPSS exams (45%), research participation (5%) and final exam (50%)

Textbooks

Andy Field/Discovering Statistics Using SPSS/

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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