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Applied health and social care research isinformed by different theoretical (philosophical) approaches; each comes with implicit/explicit assumptions about how research will generate new knowledge.
As a health or social care professional interested in research or a research student, it is important for you to understand how theory and method are related and underpinned by these assumptions about the world, how it operates and how we can claim to know this.
After the module you will:
- be able to select and justify a research perspective and methodology for a given research topic and be able to select scholarly sources to inform and support argumentation
- be able to identify and discuss some key philosophical/theoretical assumptions that inform different approaches and methods in health research
- critically consider how different approaches produce different types of knowledge and evidence and the implications of this
- compare and contrast some key philosophical/theoretical ideas and consider strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
Accreditation and professional recognition
Mapping to Programme Outcomes is dependent on Programme of study
Mapping to Regulatory Body Standards: N/A