This module covers the techniques needed to critically appraise published research, and carry out a piece of original research. Topics include the scientific method applied to human services, literature search techniques, research design, sampling, the organisation of a research project, research ethics, measurement techniques, the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, the presentation of results, and dissemination.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
- Complete a literature search on a defined topic.
- Prepare a research proposal with an appropriate research design, measurement, sample, and consideration of ethical issues sufficient to be approved by an ethical committee.
- Critically appraise a recent published research paper.
- Analyse a set of qualitative data.
- Analyse a set of quantitative data.
This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Programme Administrator, tel 0121 414 3803, email email@example.com.
Module attendance required
Distance learning supplemented by individual tutorials.
The module is run twice every year.
Session 1 - October to December
Session 2 - January to March
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for exact dates.
One 3000-word essay
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Qulsom Fazil - Lecturer in Disability Studies and Behavioural Science, Module Co-ordinator for the Research Methods Module