Course code: PHTH E2073

RESEARCH STRAND

Course unit title: Research Methodology

Aims:

  • To introduce therapists to the concept of research (both qualitative and quantitative) and to provide a basic understanding of research methods.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course unit, the therapist will be able to,

  • define the concepts of scientific enquiry.
  • describe research methods.
  • describe study designs (Quantitative and Qualitative).
  • critically read and report on published research literature in PT.
  • design and analyse questionnaires.
  • data analysis.
  • writing research reports.
  • collect qualitative data using interviews and focus groups discussions.
  • demonstrate an understanding of when and how to use qualitative methods for the investigation.
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