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Research methods and data analysis

Foster an in-depth understanding of the processes, stages and management of research. This module enables students to demonstrate critical appraisal and develop research skills applicable to both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

This module introduces the theories of research and provides flexible opportunities for students to apply their newly developed knowledge. It allows the students to practically follow the early stages of research by formulating a research proposal; and the late stages of research by analysing, interpreting, presenting and discussing a data set provided by the module leader(s). Emphasis will be placed on ethical principles, which students will discuss and apply in their research proposal and data analysis.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Critically review literature in which they appraise, examine, and assess relevant literature in their chosen area.
  • Compare, evaluate, develop and justify different research designs, sampling strategies, data collection tools, manage data analyses, interpret, and synthesise and present findings.
  • Critically reflect on ethical principles and legislations, apply ethical principles and accommodate legislations.
  • Undertake research projects independently and write reports and papers for publication.

Who is the module for:  

Health and social care professionals/practitioners.

Module code:   HC7004

Entry criteria:  

- A good honours degree and/or work experience in a healthcare setting

- International students must have IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 7.

Assessment:   Research protocol essay and report of data analysis.

Location:   Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery:   Course induction on 4th October 2019 followed by five teaching days held fortnightly on Wednesdays, plus five days of self-directed study.

Module dates*

  • 5 sessions
  • Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Wednesday 6 November 2019
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Wednesday 4 December 2019

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1890

Module leader:   Jennifer Egbunike


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Research methods and data analysis