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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Application of Research Methods
    Subject Aviation Medicine
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    AVME 785, AVMX 785
    Limited to
    MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed, MPHC, MTravMed, MGP

    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.

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    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 Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    It is run each year in the first semester.


    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


    Semester 1

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