[Offered in even-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc|
The subject will introduce students to the uses and conduct of social science health research applicable in tropical communities. There will be a strong emphasis on qualitative research using practical examples of local tropical research. This approach will demonstrate those social science methodologies applicable for the socio-cultural research required in tropical settings, including cross-cultural studies and grounded theory. The main topics covered will include: the nature and purposes of qualitative research, planning and design, ethical issues, sampling, methods of data collection (including in-depth interviews, focus groups, observation and documentary analysis), analysing qualitative data, the use of computers for qualitative analysis, writing research reports and assessing qualitative research reports. Practical work will be part of the one week mini-block program. Social science oriented qualitative research methods will be presented both as a set of research methods in their own right and as methods to be combined with social science quantitative methods. Our approach to this subject is that research methods employed should be governed by the nature and demands of the inquiry.
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Face to face teaching 28-May-2012 to 01-Jun-2012|
|Coordinator:||Ms Julie Parison|
|Lecturers:||Ms Julie Parison, <Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||assignments (50%); first written assignment to be delivered at beginning of block (20%); second written assignment due on the monday after the completion of block (30%).|
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