School Of Health Sciences

Research Methods in HealthWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401403.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

401383 Evidence in Health OR 400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice

About this Unit
This unit explores quantitative and qualitative research methods used to generate and expand knowledge in healthcare. The principal practice and policy questions in healthcare are identified, along with the research paradigms, methodologies, rationales, designs, sampling, data collection and measurement methods, analysis, controls over bias and validity, reporting methods and ethical standards applied to answer these questions and inform evidence-based practice. Practical experience is gained with tools for the appraisal of research evidence guiding practice. Workplace research and organisation research for quality assurance are included. Pathways to a professional career in research are explained.

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