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Module outline and aims
The aim of this module is to provide you with basic research skills to enable you to access the evidence base and perform entry-level statistics.
You will learn about different research methodologies and be able to critique the literature. You will also gain working knowledge of the principles underlying statistics and have an introductory knowledge of a specialist statistical software package (SPSS). You will learn about qualitative methodology and analysis and be able to recognise techniques used in this type of research.
Equal emphasis is given to the teaching of qualitative and quantitative research methods and study designs. Importantly, you will be guided and supported to conduct research in practice by producing a research proposal and an analysis-based report which will form the basis of the module mark.
OCT - DEC: Monday 1 October 2018 - 12 November 2018
Module will be evaluated with an online test (on 10 December 2018)
Assignment submission due date: Monday 14 January 2019
JAN - MAR: Monday 28 January 2019 - 11 March 2019
Module will be evaluated with an online test (on 8 April 2019)
Assignment submission due date: Monday 13 May 2019
No formal eligibility criteria; however to complete the module students will require convenient access a computer with high-speed internet access, speakers and a microphone (a headphone set with microphone may provide a solution).
Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
Shashi is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology / Health Services Research at the School of Health Sciences, City University London.
Shashi obtained his BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology at City University London and then went on to complete his MSc and PhD degrees in Health ...