HSC8054 : Further Quantitative Research Methods
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Elaine McColl
- Demonstrator: Dr Mehdi Javanbakht
- Lecturer: Dr Thomas Chadwick, Professor James Wason
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To provide a detailed understanding of the quantitative methods used in health and health services research. The module will focus on survey methods; complex trial design; experimental and quasi-experimental design; methods of measurement, techniques of data collection and analysis; techniques to collect patient orientated health status and economic data.
Outline Of Syllabus
Further survey design; Trial design; Sampling strategies; Selecting data collection methods; Designing questionnaires; Data coding and recording; Economic analysis alongside trials; Economic modelling.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||7||2:00||14:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||76:00||76:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Interactive seminars will give the students basic understanding of concepts and enable them to explore these in more detail via their own private study. The content of the seminars will focus on quantitative methods used in health and health services research. This will include survey methods; complex trial design; experimental and quasi-experimental design; methods of measurement, techniques of data collection and analysis; techniques to collect patient orientated health status and economic data.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination will assess students’ knowledge, understanding and interpretation of quantitative research methods. Specifically it will assess their skill in critically applying quantitative methods to the design of a randomised control trial or a survey method. The written examination will facilitate a rigorous assessment of the extent to which students have gained these particular skills.