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Quantitative Research Methods in Health - HSBH3018

Year - 2018

This unit teaches about the research process from development of a research question to study design, quantitative data analysis, and interpretation of outcomes in the context of theory and practical applications. You will learn about concepts and logic that apply to quantitative research in general, with an emphasis on issues and types of studies most relevant in health research. As either an individual or group exercise, you will perform most aspects of the research process using examples given to you or created by you, and will receive comprehensive feedback along the way. The unit will prepare you to critically evaluate research findings in your future career, and to engage in further research training should you wish to do so. Skills you are expected to develop include succinct academic writing, simple data analysis using SPSS, and developing ideas in the context of teamwork.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial or laboratory session/week

Assessment
Group presentation (10%), In-class quiz (20%), 1000wd report (20%) and end semester exam (50%)

Textbooks
Field, A. (2013). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics: And sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (4th ed.). Los Angeles: Sage. Portney, L. G., and Watkins, M. P. (2009). Foundations of clinical research: Applications to practice (3rd ed.). Essex, England: Pearson Education Limited.

Pre-requisites

HSBH1007 or HSBH2007

Prohibitions

PSYC2012 or SCLG3603

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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