Designing a Qualitative Research Project (QUAL5004)

UNIT OF STUDY

This is the capstone Unit of Study for the Master of Qualitative Health Research, and is available to Grad Cert and Grad Dip Qualitative Research students. It will draw together what you have learned over the course of your studies, and culminate in the production of a research plan, and a Human Research Ethics Committee application. You should come to the first workshop day with a problem that is appropriate to research qualitatively. Ideally the problem you work on will be either an intended PhD project or a project for which you will be seeking grant funding. Day one of the Workshop will be spent learning about the research funding process, developing aims and formal research questions, exploring methods and methodology, and reviewing successful qualitative grant applications. Day two will be spent working through a funding proposal and learning about issues of ethics. Across the semester, you will refine and document your research plans and ethical reasoning and receive support from peers and the unit coordinator through regular meetings. The Unit of Study aims to ensure that as a graduate of the QHR program you are well-prepared to commence a qualitative PhD or to seek support for your future qualitative research projects.

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Classes

Block mode (1x 2 day) plus optional tutorials

Assessment

Research proposal (30%, 20%), Human Research Ethics Committee Application (30%, 20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Good understanding of the nature of qualitative knowledge and of qualitative research processes., PUBH5500, QUAL5002

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Good understanding of the nature of qualitative knowledge and of qualitative research processes.

Corequisites

QUAL5003

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