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HSBH4101: Research Design and Analysis in Health

In this unit of study you delve deeper into the methods used in health research, building on your knowledge from previous years (see the prerequisites). You will attend lectures and interactive workshops, and complete online study modules. After the common foundations, the unit will be split in streams so that each student will learn either quantitative or qualitative data analysis in depth (not both), depending on their prior learning. As part of quantitative methods, we cover experimental and observational (survey, caseĀ­control, cohort) study designs, and linear model 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 help with your specific Honours project.

Code HSBH4101
Academic unit Health Sciences
Credit points 6
HSBH3018 or HSBH3019
Assumed knowledge:
48cp of 3000 level units of study

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. study and work independently and in teams
  • LO2. manage schedules and resources
  • LO3. propose research that will increase knowledge in the area of interest
  • LO4. know the ethical principles of research and adhere to them
  • LO5. understand quantitative and qualitative approaches to research
  • LO6. conduct a literature review and write it up
  • LO7. investigate a topic under supervision, including data collection and analysis
  • LO8. demonstrate the ability to orally present ideas and research findings and respond to questions.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.