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Research Methods: Philosophy and Study Design

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    12 weeks part time

  • Starting:

    October, January

  • Fees UK:

    Part Time: £830 per 20 credit modules

  • Location:

    Waterside

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

Overview


Through autonomous learning, students on this module will build critical analysis skills to synthesise research philosophy and methods to design a research project that addresses the needs of current or emerging Health and Social care populations.

It can be taken as a stand-alone module, or as a package of modules, to build towards MSc Public Health and MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy.

Updated 30/09/2021

Highlights


  • To work with a research active team sharing new ways of thinking, knowing and problem solving of contemporary issues in health and social care.
  • Can build towards MSc Public Health and MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy.
  • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with practice experience.

Course Content


  • During the module you will investigate the purpose and philosophy of research to inform evidence based practice. This is alongside exploring ethical principles, the practice of qualitative and quantitative research design, and literature review methdologies.

    Teaching approaches are varied, using an active-blended-learning approach that includes lectures, interactive group work, online learning activities and enquiry based learning.

    The assessment strategies for this module are in the form of coursework with a critical review of primary peer reviewed research and a proposal of contemporary research.

  • The University’s general entry requirements apply. Applicants would normally hold an undergraduate degree and work within a health and social care environment.

  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £830 per 20 credit module
    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £830 per 20 credit module
  • For further information on this module please contact Dr Jacquie Ridge, module lead at Jacquie.Ridge@northampton.ac.uk

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