20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The unit will introduce the students to various qualitative and quantitative research methods and underlying paradigms relevant to health sciences literature. An ability to understand research methods is important for information skills and underpins the skills of critical thinking and analysis which are desirable undergraduate core skills. Students will be able to articulate the epistemological underpinnings of different approaches to studying the social world and with regard to various research methods and paradigms. The meaning of research terminology will be explored and students will be able to critically explore the research process using a critical appraisal tool.

Staff Contact: RYAN ANTHONY W
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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