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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Learners develop a proposed research project, from conception of an idea to preparation of a study protocol. Learners discover how to formulate a research question, reviewing the literature, critically appraise the literature, develop a research justification statement, and define the parameters of a research project (including the aims, objectives, design, outcomes, data collection methods and data analysis procedures). Learners also realise how to prepare a study protocol as a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Unit content

Topic 1: Research project management

Topic 2: Establishing a clear, succinct research question

Topic 3: Reviewing and appraising the literature and preparing a justification statement

Topic 4: Developing a research protocol

Topic 5: Data collection methods

Topic 6: Data analysis procedures

 

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 describe the principles and strategies for effective research project management
2 demonstrate capacity to develop a clear, succinct research question
3 compose a well-supported, current and persuasive research justification statement
4 formulate a comprehensive and defendable research protocol
5 critically examine the purpose, benefits and limitations of different data collection methods
6 critically evaluate the purpose, assumptions and limitations of diverse data analysis procedures

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the principles and strategies for effective research project management
  2. demonstrate capacity to develop a clear, succinct research question
  3. compose a well-supported, current and persuasive research justification statement
  4. formulate a comprehensive and defendable research protocol
  5. critically examine the purpose, benefits and limitations of different data collection methods
  6. critically evaluate the purpose, assumptions and limitations of diverse data analysis procedures

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.