Advanced Research Methods
The course adopts a hands-on practical approach to
equip students with knowledge on and capacity to use various qualitative and
quantitative research methods and techniques. Several simulation exercises are
undertaken in the course to enable students develop and effectively apply
research designs that are appropriate to their respective research interests.
In addition to class attendance, class participation, and displaying
familiarity with the assigned reading material, students will be required to do
- Journal: Each
student will keep a journal in which they note emerging issues in
workplace or community health promotion from journals, newspapers,
magazines, TV, radio, the Internet or any other media. Entries of
approximately one paragraph; twelve to fifteen entries required by the end
of term. Be prepared to tell us something in class - we will have a brief
period for "scanning hits" in most classes.
- Review: A
review of a relevant article in a professional journal of approximately
2-3 pages; also to be summarized in class, with an accompanying one-page,
bullet-point handout highlighting key ideas.
- Individual Project: Each student will write a term paper and
present it for 10 minutes in class.
- Final Exam: The final exam is a comprehensive exam
and will highlight the course goals and objectives.
- Research Writing:
Students will be required to write a research paper as the major course
project. A topic will be selected by the student, and and the student will
be required to describee the appropriate methods and techniques for
addressing the research problem. The date for the submission of the proposal
will be announced by the course convener.
By the end of this course,
students should be able to:
terms and concepts related to research;
the types/forms of research and research designs;
basic statistics and data analysis techniques in a wide range of
research projects that create solutions for different challenges that
with various persons to raise their awareness on related research based
findings through an effective dissemination process.
between academic and consultative writing; and
the components of a research proposal and report/dissertation.
of this course are expected to understand define the various terms and concepts
related to research; the types/forms of research and research designs; use statistics
and data analysis techniques in a wide range of situations; and develop
research projects that create solutions for different challenges that affect
development. Students should
also be able to write a PhD dissertation using appropriate
research methods whilst respecting the ethics of research.