HLTH08019 2013 QUALITATIVE METHODS FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

General Details

Full Title
QUALITATIVE METHODS FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
Transcript Title
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Code
HLTH08019
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maire McCallion
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

This module will focus on current research in the health promotion public health field. It will build on the knowledge acquired in Research Methods 1 & 2 and seek to develop skills in qualitative research methods. Students will review and appraise current research reports in public health/health promotion.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify appropriate research methodologies for a given research question.

2.

Be able to appraise a piece of qualitative research and defend a piece of  qualitative research .

3.

Describe how to use and analyse various qualitative research methods such as interviews, case studies and observation.

4.

Conduct research which requires a focus group as an appropriate methodology for a research question and present their research findings.

Module Assessment Strategies

Learner outcomes and assessment are linked to the performance criteria in the Professional Standards for Health Promotion.   Student assessment includes assessment of knowledge related to qualitative research through a terminal exam but also specific skills of conducting research on a health issue through continuous assessment project. Every effort is made to give timely and effective feedback to students in workshops as they complete various tasks of their project

Students are encouraged to keep a learning log to note their learning related to specific tasks of their project to develop reflective practice skills. Students are required to use Turnitin to discourage the use of plagiarism and to emphasise the importance of accurate referencing.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Research in Public Health and Health Promotion

Qualitative Research - Research Questions, Designs and Methods 

Appraising Qualitative Research

Defending claims that qualitative research is unscientific

Ethics in Research

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Case Study various group tasks Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Written Report Research project using focus groups Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 7 4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Problem Based Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Green, J, and Thorogood, N. (2009). Qualitative Methods for Health Research (2nd Ed). London: Sage.

Hennink, M, Hutter, I. and Bailey, A (2011.) Qualitative Research Methods. London: Sage.

Saks, M and Allsop, J. (2007). Researching Health. Qualitative, Quantitative and mixed methods. London:  Sage. 

 

Other Resources

Nvivo Qualitative Research Softwear

Digital Audio Recorders

Additional Information

None