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Examination methods and principles used in research. Develops skills to interpret, critically evaluate, and apply research in the nutritional sciences.
The ability to interpret, critically evaluate, and apply research principles are key qualities sought by employers. This paper will allow you to develop these skills through a variety of different research designs and principles related to health and human nutrition.
|Paper title||Research Methods|
|Teaching period(s)||Second Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,673.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,967.53|
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Anne-Louise Heath
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers:
- Evidence-based nutrition
- Reviewing and assessing literature
- Research design, data collection, analysis and interpretations
- Ethical considerations
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 2-hour classes per week
- Textbooks are not required for this paper. Students will be provided with readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Research, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Lifelong learning.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of HUNT 441 students should be able to:
- Apply appropriate methods to different research questions and settings.
- Retrieve and critically interpret nutrition research literature and evaluate the quality of research studies.
- Identify the stages and describe the tasks involved in each stage of the nutrition research process.
- Describe ethical research principles.
- Interpret basic statistical models used in nutrition research.
- Describe the uses, strengths, and limitations of different research approaches.
- Apply appropriate nutritional assessment methods to different research settings.