Research Methods (PHAR6000)

UNIT OF STUDY

The Research Methods unit of study prepares students for postgraduate studies. Generic research skills are developed through coursework, assignments, reports and presentations. The Unit of Study covers topics such as framing a research question, conducting systematic reviews, critical appraisal of research studies, study design and protocol development, data management, scientific writing and publication, presentations, basic statistics and other topics necessary for candidates to successfully complete the Master of Philosophy.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Lectures, workshops, and tutorials.

Assessment

Oral presentation - Critical appraisal of journal article (10%), progress reports on meeting with advisor (10%), faculty seminar attendance (5%), research project protocol - oral presentation (15%), research project protocol - written report (40%), data management - statistics (10%), and supervisor's feedback (10%).

Textbooks

Recommended readings will be provided during each lecture.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Additional Information

Email and Internet access is strongly recommended. Students will be required to access materials online via eLearning.

Study this unit outside a degree

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.