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NS5353 - Quantitative Research in Healthcare

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

This subject provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the principles and concepts of quantitative research methods. It focuses in detail on some common quantitative approaches and techniques, including survey and questionnaire design, introduction to statistical software SPSS, basics of parametric and non-parametric data analysis and hypothesis testing, and presenting outcomes from statistical analysis of research data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise findings of quantitative data analysis to generate original knowledge;
  • Appraise the broad range of quantitative methods applicable to research in health and explain how they impact on the design and conduct of quantitative research;
  • Devise research questions suitable for quantitative research;
  • Synthesise and analyse primary data collected from quantitative research.


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 16-May-2019
Coordinator: Dr Tanya Langtree, Ms Penny Harris
Lecturers: 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%).

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.