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Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences (11398.1)

Level: Introductory Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (190274) - View

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In this unit students will be introduced to the research methods used in the health sciences. The unit covers the research process, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, survey and correlational research, hypothesis testing and statistical inference. Students will also be introduced to a statistical program.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will:

1. Have an understanding of the major types of research methods used in the health sciences and the advantages and disadvantages of each;

2. Be aware of some of the issues affecting the reliability and validity of research designs; and

3. Be able to enter data in a statistical package and produce and interpret basic statistical analyses.

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