15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: HCS6048

HCS6048 Research methods in Human Communication A

Aims/Description: This module will expand students' knowledge, understanding and skills of the range of research methodologies used in human communication sciences, education and health. It will further develop their competencies in interpreting and producing scientific evidence. The main aim of the module is to allow students to design and conduct a methodologically and statistically sound research project. Topics will include inferential statistics (parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, effect sizes and strength of relationships, regression), psychometrics (concepts, derived scores and confidence intervals) and qualitative research methods (eg interviews) and qualitative data analysis.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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