Coventry University program

Research Methodology, Design and Methods

Evaluate the key design and methodological approaches utilised in health, social sciences and their related fields of practice.

Research Methodology, Design and Methods

This program is part of the MSc Nursing degree offered by Coventry University

An overview of the key approaches to designing practice-based healthcare research.

This program provides an overview of the key approaches to designing practice-based healthcare research. Considering the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research, it critically appraises different design and methodological approaches utilised in health, social sciences and related fields of practice.

The program will develop your ability to prepare a detailed research proposal relevant to your field of academic study, professional practice or service improvement area. The importance of ethical, social, legal, political and economic aspects of research studies will also be examined.

Courses

1 course

Delivered by expert academics at Coventry University

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Laurence Baldwin

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Coventry University, leading the MSc Nursing Online Research Methods Module, and on-campus Research Methods, and CYP MH modules. Twitter: @CUHLSresearchLB

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the importance of the philosophical underpinnings of research and its application to designing research studies;

  • critically review the key steps in research project design, inclusive of appropriate data analysis techniques;

  • identify and evaluate the importance of the ethical, political, legal and social issues related to research design; and

  • design a study grounded in an appropriate research approach that investigates an area of relevant healthcare practice or healthcare improvement.

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