Courses Catalogue

Research Methodology

COURSE CODE: MPP 1111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

6.   Detailed Course Content

 

6.1  Problem identification (4 LH)

 

1)  Types of research problem

 

2)  Formulating research problems

 

3)  Characteristics of research problems

 

4)  Modern approaches to research methods identification

 

6.2  Literature Review (6 LH)

 

1)  Significance of literature review in public health research

 

2)  Data sources useful in review of literature

 

3)  Approaches  to  literature  review  with  emphasis  on  demography,  geography  and advances in different research field

4)  How to avoid plagiarism

 

5)  Usefulness of Manuscript Abstracts or Executive summaries in literature review

 

6)  Identification of knowledge gap in respective scientific fields

 

6.3  Research hypothesis (6 LH)

 

1)  Definitions

 

2)  Characteristics of research hypothesis

 

3)  Types of hypothesis


4)  Significance in research designs and implementations

 

5)  Challenges in formulation of hypothesis

 

6)  Application of hypothesis in result interpretation

 

6.4  Research designs (4 LH)

 

1)  Characteristics of research design

 

2)  Types of designs

 

3)  Significance of designs in research outcome

 

6.5  Data analysis and presentat