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Introduction to research methods (12 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This is a compulsory core unit for the Master of Medical Ultrasound course. Students are expected to explore the following areas; introduction to methodology, scope and nature of research in medical imaging, study designs, qualitative versus quantitative research, descriptive, observational and experimental studies, getting started, including literature surveys, critical appraisal of journal articles, research protocols, descriptive and inferential statistics, data analysis, questionnaire construction and survey techniques and writing papers and giving presentations on research.

Assessment: Qualitative research project assignment: 20% + Critical appraisal assignment: 15% + Research protocol assignment: 15% + Statistics assignment: 10% + Questionnaire survey assignment: 40%

Prerequisites: Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent

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