Principles of quantitative and qualitative research design. Deepens students' understanding of what public health research is, how to critically engage with it and how it informs public health action.
This paper introduces the principles of research design and implementation in public health. The paper aims to equip you with the skills to propose your own quantitative and qualitative research. It also aims to improve your skills at evaluating research, with the goal of providing a foundation in both undertaking and using public health research in your future studies or work.
|Paper title||Public Health Research|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$899.85|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- HEAL 211 or PUBH 211
- HEAL 311, HASC 411
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Sue McAllister
Dr Richard Egan
- Paper Structure
- This paper is divided into two main sections covering quantitative and qualitative research in public health.
- Teaching Arrangements
- PUBH 311 is taught in two 2-hour classes each week. These classes are a mixture of lectures, workshops and tutorials and are highly interactive.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
All readings will be provided electronically or as part of the course book.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- The intended learning outcomes for this paper are both knowledge oriented and skill
oriented and relate to the paper's goals. At the end of this paper you should be able
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research design and methodology specific to answering different types of research questions
- Distinguish between different methods of implementing research and justify the use of particular methods in different research situations
- Identify ethical and cultural issues related to research
- Demonstrate critical reflection on your own research and that of others
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate your research clearly