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 or equivalent.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week for 13 weeks, 1x1-hr computer lab/week for 7 weeks, 1x1-hr research methodology appraisal /semester

Assessment

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

Textbooks

Clinical Research methods in Speech language Pathology and Audiology (2nd Ed) (by Irwin, Pannbacker & Lass)
SPSS Statistical software (paid version) or PSPP (open source; free)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.