Research Development

Course code SPTH4211
Not available in 2017


In this course students develop a feasible and ethically sound research methodology for a speech pathology research question.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Interpret and critique research methodologies, at an advanced level.

2. Define an answerable research question.

3. Propose a valid and feasible research design to address the question.

4. Anticipate and plan ways to manage the ethical issues which would arise in implementing the methodology.

5. Select and justify appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures and statistical analyses which would be required to deal with the data.

6. Propose a feasible timeline, budget and sources of funding for the conduct of the research.

7. Present information in a logical and professional manner, both verbally and in writing.


  • The nature of data and the selection of research methodology
  • Applying for ethical clearance for research
  • Locating and applying for funding for research
  • Planning and organisation for data collection
  • Planning and organisation for data analysis

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Detailed methodology

Written Assignment: Ethical considerations

Written Assignment: Organisational plan

Online Learning Activity: Contribution to online discussion forums

Contact Hours