Research Methods

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research Methods

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Public Health, Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An understanding of research methods is essential in the training of all public health professionals. This unit explores quantitative methods in a variety of health research projects, examining conceptualisation of research questions and hypotheses, core elements of experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and various approaches to the collection, management and analysis of quantitative data. The unit has a practical focus for students who are considering conducting research as well as those interested in deeper appreciation of implementation behind published research results.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. Use appropriate methodology to search for and summarise relevant literature;
    2. Critically evaluate a range of research methods;
    3. Apply knowledge of a range of approaches to translate and communicate research findings;
    4. Plan a piece of research including ethics, a budget and timelines.

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