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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

SEP: Monday 30 September 2019
OCT: Monday 7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2019
NOV: Monday 4, 11, 18 and 25 November 2019
DEC: Monday 2 December 2019

Term 2

JAN: Monday 27 January 2020
FEB: Monday 3, 10, 17 and 24 February 2020
MAR: Monday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2020

Module Submission Date: TBC

Eligibility

Eligibility

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

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 ...

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