How can we tell if published research really answers the question it says it does? How can a health problem be developed into a research question, and how do you choose the best research strategy to answer the question?
This unit introduces students to the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of health research design and teaches the skills to critically appraise health research literature. Students will learn the steps in developing a research question and gain an understanding of the application and limitations of a range of research strategies, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed method strategies.
Prescribed Text - RESEARCH DESIGN QUALITATIVE QUANTITATIVE & MIXED METHOD APPROACHES