Research Protocol Design

Description

Develops a framework of a research protocol in an area of student interest. This research protocol framework may be preparatory work for a Masters or PHD.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. To select an appropriate area of research and a relevant research question

2. To provide a brief rationale for that research question

3. To develop a testable hypothesis

4. To design research methodology appropriate to test the hypothesis and/or answer the research question.

5. To design or select appropriate measures, and to discuss one of these measures in detail (reliability, validity, acceptability)

6. To identify appropriate sampling procedures and sample size

7. To select appropriate statistical tests for different types of data; and to understand the assumptions underlying different statistical tests (where appropriate)

8. To consider ethical and logistical issues in research

Content

A Protocol is developed by means of a series of assignments throughout the semester. Contact is generally through blackboard, by phone or email, although face to face contact is available to local students.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of, EPID6420 (Epidemiology A), and BIOS6910 (Biostatistics A), It is desirable to complete EPID6430 (Epidemiology B) and BIOS6920 (Biostatistics B). Students enrolled in the Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) are allowed to do these courses.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments (x3)

Contact Hours

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term