Research Design & Service Evaluation


Year Three

20 Credits

This module will provide insights into the process of designing research studies, including setting of clear aims, matching methods to the aims, planning the analytic strategy, designing ethical research and writing study proposals. It includes approaches to, and benefits of, the evaluation of existing services or innovations (for example in health services delivery or other employment settings). Both qualitative and quantitative research designs will be covered.


1. Mock research funding panel: Students to appraise funding application/s and present to a panel of other students and teaching staff. (10 mins + Q&A)
2. 1500-word structured essay: Students to complete their own research proposal, including steps taken to avoid risks of bias and a section on ethical considerations.