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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Methods
    Subject Human Nutrition
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,797.86
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Katherine Black

    Paper Structure
    The paper covers:
    • Evidence-based nutrition
    • Reviewing and assessing literature
    • Research design, data collection, analysis and interpretations
    • Ethical considerations
    Teaching Arrangements

    The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

    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


    Not offered in 2024

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