In this unit of study you delve deeper into the world of methods used in health research, including both quantitative or qualitative design and analysis. You will attend lectures and interactive workshops, and complete online modules. The unit will build on your prior knowledge (see the prerequisites) and help with your specific Honours project. As part of quantitative methods, we cover experimental and observational (case-control, cohort) study designs, and linear and logistic regression for data analysis. Qualitative approaches include ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology and narrative. Methods include interview, focus group and text based. The unit will be partly split in streams so that each student will learn either quantitative or qualitative data analysis in depth (not both), depending on their prior learning.
weekly lectures and workshops
40% ongoing assessment tasks and 60% exam
A list of required and recommended textbooks will be available at the beginning of semester.
48cp of 3000 level units of study
HSBH3018 or HSBH3019