This unit of study explores research methods in sexual and reproductive health and sexology. This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the research design process and outputs, and increase research literacy in the sexual and reproductive health field. The unit reviews a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including study designs, sampling techniques, as well as data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) formulate a research question; (ii) propose research designs suitable to specific research questions; (iii) identify sampling and data collection approaches; (iv) propose a data analysis plan; (v) interpret and report research findings; and (vii) appraise ethical research.
Online lectures and course materials, discussion boards and online learning activities
discussion board participation (10%); written assignment (30%); research design proposal (60%)
Unit coordinators for Handbook: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska, Dr Christopher Fox