This module culminates in a research protocol ready to be carried out in the Critical Inquiry Research Project module. The development of your protocol is supported by both taught sessions on research methods and supervision.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate ethical awareness in the planning of the research study by explaining and defending choices made
- Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in the chosen field of study, and the ability to analyse critically, make judgements and draw conclusions
- Relate the advantages and disadvantages of your chosen design, sampling and recruitment strategy, and data collection methods to your question and discuss the impact of your choices
- Select and critically appraise a range of sources of evidence in order to justify the need for an inquiry in an area of interest to your professional practice
- Identify a research question/aim and a set of research objectives to be examined based on existing gaps in knowledge in your profession
- Identify an appropriate strategy for managing and analysing the data to be collected
This module will cover:
- Qualitative and quantitative research methods, including underlying philosophy and approaches to sampling, data collection, data analysis and interpretation
- Ethics and research governance
- Advice on writing protocols
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module involves taught session relating to research in the context of health, why research matters in health care, and research methods. This will be supported by workshops to help you develop your research protocol alongside supervisory support.
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Pranee Liamputtong (2010). Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice.
Jane Ritchie and Jane lewis (2003). Qualitative Research Practice. A guide to Social Sciences Students and Researchers.
Ann Bowling (2014). Research Methods in Health, Investigating Health and Health Serivces.
Helen Aveyard (2014). Doing a literature Review in Helath and Social Care. A practical guide.
Dawn Marie Walker (2014). An introduction to Health Services Research.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Individual Presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External