Courses Catalogue

Research Methodology Proposal Development

COURSE CODE: PHY 3106
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Basic
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

The student will identify a researchable topic and prepare a research proposal following these guidelines;

Chapter one;

 

1.         Introduction

 

1.1       background to the study; historical/theoretical/contextual perspectives


1.2       gap to be filled in/ problem statement

1.3       purpose of the study( Aim, Main objective)

1.4       specific objectives

1.5       research questions and/ Null and Alternate Hypotheses

1.6       significance of the study

1.7       scope of the study (content, time, geographical)

1.8       conceptual frame work

2.         Chapter Two; Literature Review in line with specific objectives

3.         Chapter Three; Methodology, including;

3.1       research design

3.2       data collection procedures and processing

 

3.3       intended data analysis

 

3.4       ethical considerations

 

4.         references

 

5.         appendices including description of;

 

a.         work plan

 

b.         budget estimates

 

c.         informed consent documents template (if involving human participants)

 

d.         research instruments to be used

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

 

 

 

a.         Old and current Physiological reviews b.         Internet services

c.         Online journals

 

d.         Laboratory equipment and reagents