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Research methods | MRDM101X | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Research methods | MRDM101X | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
24/09/2020 | Available
24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 07/01/2021, 14/01/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module will familiarise students with quantitative and qualitative approaches to research and to enable students to employ appropriate methods in conducting their own research.

This module is normally purchased as part of the full Masters or postgraduate diploma or in conjunction with the postgraduate (level 7) module MSc Research project please contact the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education for advice.


Who is this module for?

Students registered on PgDip, MSc, MRes or MPhil/PhD courses.



Programme entry requirements


Presentation of a research proposal (formative) and submission of a written research proposal (summative)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically evaluate the characteristics of good research.
  2. Identify different types of study design, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and select appropriate designs in practice.
  3. Set realistic and appropriate aims and objectives for research projects.
  4. Critically evaluate the importance of study design issues such as validity, reliability, bias and sample size.
  5. Write a research proposal to a standard acceptable for the course on which they are registered.
  6. Collect quantitative and qualitative data and design systems for accurate and auditable record keeping.
  7. Critically analyse the role of theory in underpinning research.
  8. Critically evaluate the ethical issues arising from research.
  9. Develop strategies for locating, accessing and evaluating information and use IT effectively to support the research process.


Course length: 14 Teaching Days


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Course Leader
Name: Arthur Brennan

Self Funding: £850.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning and self-study - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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