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Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (Online module) 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 evidence based 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 - DEC: Monday 1 October 2018 - 10 December 2018

Module will be evaluated with an online test in the final week (10 December 2018)

Assignment submission due date: Monday 14 January 2019

Term 2

JAN - MAR: Monday 28 January 2019 - 8 April 2019

Module will be evaluated with an online test in the final week (8 April 2019)

Assignment submission due date: Monday 13 May 2019

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

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

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).

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 Shashivadan Hirani

    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 ...