This module will help you to develop rigorous data collection and analysis skills to support research in musculoskeletal medicine. You will be required to apply a rich understanding of the quantitative and qualitative paradigms and their contribution to mixed methods research.
The module is organised into two topics. Each topic has a set of learning outcomes to help you focus your reading:
Topic 1 - Collecting Data for Quantitative and Qualitative Research (3 weeks)
- To understand how to construct and use questionnaires
- To know how to plan and carry out interviews (including focus groups)
Topic 2 - Analysing Qualitative and Quantitative Data (6 weeks)
- To know how to analyse qualitative data using qualitative data analysis software
- To know how to undertake quantitative data analysis using quantitative data analysis software.
Teaching and learning disclaimer
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
This module will be assessed by coursework, with a 100% rating.