Research Methods HEA4444

Overview

This module will introduce students to the research process including the philosophical fundamentals of both quantitative and qualitative traditions and a range of research methodologies.
The module will enable students to demonstrate their abilities by critically appraising a range of research methodologies or by writing a research proposal for a small-scale empirical project in their chosen discipline,
In addition, the on-line content that students will experience during this module is designed to encourage independent learning.

Module Code: HEA4444
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020 (CPD Module only)

Who is this module for?

This module is applicable to practising professionals in a range of disciplines including health, social care, medicine and psychology.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The aims of this module are to equip students with knowledge and skills to:
• develop research based information retrieval abilities
• critically evaluate research evidence
• gain an understanding of the research process

What will I study?

• Understanding and critiquing research and evidence-based practice;
• Selecting appropriate research methodologies
• Approaches to data analysis.
• Developing a research / study proposal.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be required to i) develop an evidence-based project proposal OR ii) critically appraise two papers of differing methodologies.
Both options require students to submit a 4,500-word assignment to fulfilling the learning outcomes set for the module.

On successful completion you will:

Critically evaluate appropriate evidence related to the students' specific discipline, area of expertise or professional practice.
Demonstrate critical understanding of study design to show awareness of both theoretical and
relevant practical issues.
Critically appraise the ethical issues raised by the conduct of study within their specific
discipline, area of expertise or professional practice.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2019

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Tue 10th Sep 2019

Session Times:
CPD Students:
  • Session 1, Tues, 10th September 2019, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 2, Tues, 8th October 2019, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 3, Tues, 22nd October, 2019, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 4, Tues, 5th November, 2019, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 5, Tues, 26th November, 2019, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Assignment Submission , Mon 16th December 2019 , 4.00 pm.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

February 2020

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Tue 11th Feb 2020

Session Times:
CPD Students:
  • Session 1, Tues, 11th February 2020, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 2, Tues, 3rd March, 2020, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 3, Tues, 24th March, 2020, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 4, Tues, 7th April, 2020, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Session 5, Tues, 28th April, 2020, attendance, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Assignment Submission , Mon 18th May, 2020 , 4.00 pm.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further module information, please contact

CPD Module Coordinator, Ida Ryland rylandi@edgehill.ac.uk or telephone 01695 650735 or

AHSC Module Coordinator, Nicola Relph relphn@edgehill.ac.uk or telephone 01695 657056.

Pathways

This module can be studied on a standalone basis. The module is a core module on the

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.
  • MSc Advanced Fertility Practice
  • MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing