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NS5352 - Qualitative Research in Healthcare

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will focus on the foundational principles relating to qualitative research design and the strengths and weaknesses of different qualitative methodologies. This subject will focus on a range of methods and techniques including field studies, in depth interviewing, and case studies and will also consider ethics and rigor related to qualitative research. Each element of research design will be covered, from recognising research paradigms and sampling strategies through to analysis of qualitative data. As part of this subject, students will learn how to design and plan qualitative research as sources of evidence in healthcare.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise findings of qualitative data analysis to generate original knowledge;
  • Appraise various qualitative research paradigms and explain how they impact on the design and conduct of qualitative research;
  • Devise research questions suitable for qualitative research;
  • Synthesise and analyse primary data collected from qualitative research.

Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 82
Census Date 21-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Tanya Langtree
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, Dr Tanya Langtree, Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Susan Edwards.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: assignments (60%); online quiz (40%).

JCU Online, External, Study Period 86
Census Date 07-Nov-2019
Coordinator: Dr Tanya Langtree
Lecturers: Dr Tanya Langtree, Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: assignments (60%); online quiz (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.