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Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 7KNIP042

Key information

Subject area:

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Course type:

Assessed Module

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Credit value:



Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

This module forms part of the MRES Clinical Research. The module contributes to your programme of study by providing a solid grounding in quantitative research methods, providing you with skills for designing, conducting and appraising your own and others’ research. This is the first module of the programme and provides a foundation for your research methods training, complemented by the Advanced Qualitative Research Methods module taken in term 2.

The module can also be taken as a freestanding module and is usually taken in the first year by MPhil/Ph.D. students.

What will I achieve?

Participants will develop:

  • Advanced understanding of key approaches in quantitative health research.
  • Advanced understanding of the application and use of appropriate quantitative research methods.
  • Advanced understanding of stages involved in undertaking quantitative research methods.
  • Advanced understanding of stages involved in undertaking quantitative research.
  • Advanced critical appraisal skills to interrogate the application of quantitative research approaches and methods.
  • Advanced skills in selecting and conducting appropriate statistical tests for quantitative data.

The content of this module will include:

  • Research design and data collection approaches.
  • Surveys, case-control, and cohort studies.
  • Clinical trials.
  • Prognostic and diagnostic tests.
  • Data types and distribution.
  • Access and ethics.
  • Hypothesis testing.
  • Samples and populations.
  • Approaches to analyses: comparisons, regression, correlation.
  • Analysis of categorical and continuous data.
  • Combining the results of independent studies.

Who will I learn with?

Mary Leamy

Mary Leamy

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research Studies) and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Who is this for?

Healthcare professionals

How will I be assessed?

3000 word assignment. Critical appraisal of a quantitative research paper.

What is the teaching schedule?

18/10, 25/10, 1/11, 15/11, 22/11, 29/11

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2919


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