School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Quantitative ResearchWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400148.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students should be able to perform basic mathematic operation and have some understanding of research process.

Equivalent Units
E2230 - Biostatistics for the Health Sciences, 25719 Quantitative Research, 25823 - Quantitative Research

About this Unit
This unit is being replaced by 400864 Research Methods (Quantative and Qualitative) in 2011. This unit will explore essential elements of quantitative research methods as used in health sciences. It will prepare students for the planning, designing, conducting, evaluating and reporting of a research project. The most common research designs will be examined for their relative strengths and weaknesses, with particular emphasis on how these will have an impact on interpretation and conclusion of the study. It will also introduce basic concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics as well as in using SPSS to analyse and interpret data. The overall aim is to provide skills in designing and evaluating research studies in health sciences.

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