This module provides an advanced understanding of methods and ethics in mental health research, and an in depth practical knowledge of their application and of univariate statistical procedures. In addition the student will be able to critically appraise, disseminate and apply research findings.
By the end of this module students will understand: concepts underlying research and its application in mental health; ethical principles to be considered in designing and conducting research; the theory and application in Psychiatry of the following research methods; cross-sectional surveys, Case control studies, Cohort studies, Ecological and time-series studies, Clinical trials; issues concerning sampling and measurement in mental health research and the logistics of carrying out a research study; the theoretical basis for statistical analysis and its application in research. Students will also be proficient in: univariate statistical analyses, and be able to interpret stratified analysis and linear regression; critical appraisal of research reports.
Dr Matthew Kempton
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