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HUNT441 Research Methods

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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
Paper code HUNT441
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,702.01
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,564.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,086.88

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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

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system