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This course will provide students with an understanding of key quantitative methodological issues in health research from the perspective of research designs and development of current best evidence in health.
On successful completion of this course students will: 1. Have an enhanced understanding of the dominant quantitative scientific method as commonly employed in health research;2. Be introduced and be able to critique important philosophical perspectives of competing and augmenting methods and methodologies applied in this type of research;3. Have an ability to assess and evaluate quantitative health research quality, through implementation of best-practise guidelines and informed critique;4. Understand of the role of generalisability and external validity of quantitative research findings;5. Be able to understand, explain, and critically assess predominant study designs within health research – especially as frequently applied by health dissertation and thesis students; and6. To present both a written and oral overview and critique of research findings for peer review.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
(Th): Jul 15, 22, 29(Th): Aug 5, 12, 19(Th): Sep 9, 16, 23, 30(Th): Oct 7, 14
There are no textbook required readings for this course. However, materials, readings, instructions, etc. are available on LEARN (http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/)
Domestic fee $1,108.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.