Development of skills to plan a survey including how to identify appropriate research questions, sample participants, construct and validate a questionnaire, and analyse data descriptively.
The lecturer will give support to students to choose a research topic, which will be developed in the assignments. The paper will give an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of questionnaire methodologies and help prepare students for research at master's level.
|Paper title||Survey Methods|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,444.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,337.00|
- PUBH 708
- Limited to
- MA, MSc, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- (i) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (ii) This paper runs for the first half of the second semester.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Introduction to the survey research process; assumptions in survey research/developing research questions; writing a literature review.
- Doing a literature search; research ethics.
- Questionnaire development and construction.
- Data collection methods; piloting and administering surveys.
- Qualtrics trouble shooting; Sampling
- Consideration of statistical aspects in survey research including what is required by a biostatistician; Interpreting and writing up data
- Assignment 1: 40%
- Assignment 2: 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
Christchurch and Dunedin Teaching Sessions
- Thursdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (15 July, 22 July, 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August)
Wellington Teaching Sessions
- Thursday 15 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Thursday 29 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Thursday 12 August, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Readings will be made available via eReserve
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions underpinning survey research
- Design a rigorous survey
- Construct and pilot a questionnaire
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to prepare survey data for analysis.
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