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RADT212 Principles of Research

Introduction to the research process, analysis of research methodologies, use of information technology, ethics, critical evaluation of research papers and the use of statistical analysis in research.

Paper title Principles of Research
Paper code RADT212
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.05
Points 6 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $439.80
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Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Larsen

  • Greenhalgh, T. (2014). How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine. (5th Ed.). John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK.
  • Liamputtong, P. (2012). Qualitative Research Methods. (4th Edition). Oxford University Press, Australia & New Zealand.
  • Liamputtong, P. (2010) (Ed.). Research Methods in Health: Foundations for evidence-based practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
  • Peat, J. (2001). Health Science Research. A Handbook of Quantitative Methods. Allen & Unwin, Australia.
  • Wright-St Clair, V., Reid, D., Shaw, S., Ramsbotham, S. (Eds.). (2014). Evidence-based health practice. Oxford University Press: Australia & New Zealand.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper the successful student will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between quantitative and qualitative research
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of different study designs
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the process involved in obtaining ethical approval for research involving human subjects
  • Produce a critical analysis of two research papers on a chosen topic

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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