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    Introduction to the research process, analysis of research methodologies, use of information technology, ethics, critical evaluation of research papers and the use of statistical analysis in research.

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    Paper title Principles of Research
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.05
    Points 6 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $452.10
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    Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Larsen

    • Greenhalgh, T. (2014). How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine. (5th Ed.). John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK.
    • Liamputtong, P. (2012). Qualitative Research Methods. (4th Edition). Oxford University Press, Australia & New Zealand.
    • Liamputtong, P. (2010) (Ed.). Research Methods in Health: Foundations for evidence-based practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
    • Peat, J. (2001). Health Science Research. A Handbook of Quantitative Methods. Allen & Unwin, Australia.
    • Wright-St Clair, V., Reid, D., Shaw, S., Ramsbotham, S. (Eds.). (2014). Evidence-based health practice. Oxford University Press: Australia & New Zealand.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this paper the successful student will be able to:

    • Describe the difference between quantitative and qualitative research
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of different study designs
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the process involved in obtaining ethical approval for research involving human subjects
    • Produce a critical analysis of two research papers on a chosen topic


    Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024)

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