HLTH 7015 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401238

Coordinator Chee Lim Opens in new window

Description This unit prepares students to conduct qualitative research. The unit covers ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies, and research methods, particularly those that involve the collection, management and analysis of qualitative data, and how findings are communicated. It also addresses the ethics of research.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Appraise qualitative research projects and literature
  2. Design quality research projects, connecting ontology, epistemology, methodology, and research methods
  3. Judiciously select appropriate methodologies and methods to conduct research
  4. Examine qualitative research proposals for their methodological quality and ethical sensitivities

Subject Content

1. Introduction to qualitative research
2. Ontology, epistemology, methodology, and qualitative research methods
3. Research design
4. Quality and ethical qualitative research
5. The use of qualitative research methods and communicating the associated findings for different audiences

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Reflection: Ontological and Epistemological Position Statement 500 words 20 N Individual
Research proposal 3,000 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Liamputtong, P. (2020) Qualitative research methods. 5th ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press
  • Liamputtong, P. (2017). Research methods in health: Foundations for evidence-based practice, 3rd edn. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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