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Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis CPPD

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Course overview

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop your theoretical, methodological and research skills to enhance your ability to conduct rigorous research and reach to sound analytical conclusions, which can form the basis for the development of effective service delivery in health and social care organisations.

You will develop a thorough understanding of the principles, theory and epistemology of research and data analysis methods. Equal emphasis is given to the teaching of qualitative and quantitative research methods and study designs.

More importantly, you will be guided and supported to conduct research in practice by developing a pragmatic research proposal for an applied research project.

Module dates

Term 1

OCT:   Monday   1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 2018
NOV:  Monday   12, 19, 26 November 2018
DEC:   Monday   3, 10 December 2018

Module Submission date: Monday 14 January 2019

Term 2

JAN:  Monday  28 January 2019
FEB:  Monday  4, 11, 18, 25 February 2019
MAR: Monday  4, 11, 18, 25 March 2019
APR:  Monday  1 April 2019

Module Submission date: Monday 29 April 2019



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

A first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree).

Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Dr Charitini Stavropoulou

    Dr Charitini Stavropoulou joined City University in September 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Health Management, in the School of Health Sciences.

    Prior to joining City University Charitini has held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey and Imperial College Business School. She has an MSc in ...