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.
Lectures, workshops, and tutorials.
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%).
Recommended readings will be provided during each lecture.
Email and Internet access is strongly recommended. Students will be required to access materials online via eLearning.