This module focuses on the main research methodologies used in the study of health, preparing students for their own research projects as well as enabling them to read and critique research studies. This module builds on a level 5 module (SH5000) and aims to further develop and enhance the research knowledge and skills addressed at level 5
Most sessions will be a combination of:
·lectures or direct teaching
·study skills such as paragraph writing, guided reading or referencing tips
·preparation for assignments
·Interactive learning experiences
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
·Describe, analyse and constructively critique the major research methodologies used in the field of health
·Apply ethics in relation to research
·Demonstrate awareness of a range of research methods
·Critique existing research related to health
Students will be introduced to areas such as qualitative and quantitative research design and different approaches to research, alongside a range of methods used in health. The module will also focus upon ethical considerations in relation to health research, and will devote time to looking at research that incorporates service users’ and practitioners’ perspectives. Anti-oppressive practice and addressing diversity within research will also be considered. The module will conclude with sessions on how to conduct a literature review and how to analyse and present data. Throughout the module, students will be asked to critique published research using the method focused upon that week.
3. Indicative weekly teaching programme
You are required to attend all teaching sessions of this module. If your attendance is unsatisfactory, the module leader will arrange that you are withdrawn the module. Before doing this, the hub will email you to inform you of this. If there is a specific reason why you cannot attend a particular session, you must contact the module leader in advance of the lecture. If the reason is accepted, it will be noted on the register as an authorised absence. You will only be granted authorised absence for one week; if the absence is longer you must discuss this further with your Student Liaison Advisor or Academic Tutor.
5. Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
Academic integrity requires honesty in your studies. You should not present another person’s sentences or ideas as your own work. You should clearly identify quotations through the use of quotation marks and references to the sources. Failure to adhere to these academic standards may lead to allegations of academic misconduct, which will be investigated by the Casework Office.
Academic misconduct covers a variety of practices, such as:
·Plagiarism: copying another person’s ideas or words and presenting them as your own work, without the use of quotation marks and/or references;
·Self-plagiarism: reproducing parts of one of your assignments in another piece of work;
·Inventing, altering or falsifying the results of experiments or research;
·Commissioning another person to complete an assessment;
·Collaborating with others in the production of a piece of assessed work which is presented as entirely your own work;
·Cheating in an exam (e.g., by taking revision notes into the exam room).
You will have access to the overall module assessment plan indicating when the summative assessment is due.
You will be informed about summative assignment details and assessment criteria
You will be required to complete and present ongoing formative tasks on the Research proposal using the Research Workbook Exercise booklet which you are required to download from weblearn and bring to class every week. You will receive feedback every week on each set formative task.
You will be required to submit your Research Proposal on weblearn