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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.

Paper title Research Methods
Paper code AVME785
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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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.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

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 is a fully distance-taught paper and 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, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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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

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Semester 1

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