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AVME885 Application of Research Methods

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Qualitative and quantitative research, designing research projects, ethical issues, survey methods, quantitative data analysis, statistics, types of data, data presentation, critical appraisal, research frameworks, comparison of methodologies.

Paper title Application of Research Methods
Paper code AVME885
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
AVME 785, AVMX 785
Limited to
MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed, MPHC, MTravMed, MGP
Eligibility

Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine or wider healthcare industry. Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme, oamu@otago.ac.nz.

Contact

OAMU@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Director: Julie Myers

Paper Structure

This paper covers:

  • Choosing a research topic, design and method
  • Research ethics
  • Data-gathering: qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Analysis and writing up: qualitative and quantitative research
  • Practical aspects of research
  • Critical evaluation of qualitative and quantitative research
Teaching Arrangements

This is a fully distance-taught paper and is run each year in the first semester.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this paper are that students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise and synthesise literature pertinent to a specific research problem.
  2. Use basic statistical concepts and terminology accurately
  3. Describe a qualitative methodological approach appropriate for a specific research problem
  4. Apply appropriate ethical principles to the conduct of research
  5. Write a methodologically-sound postgraduate research proposal

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle