In this Research Design unit, you will learn and evaluate various methodologies for survey research and data collection. Delivered by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, you’ll learn to compare and scrutinise the utility of differing survey research procedures and data collection and analysis techniques. The skills you gain will be related to case studies in varying disciplines including sociology, market research, psychology, medical sciences.
During your comparison and evaluation of research methodologies, you will learn to reflect on the ethics and privacy concerns of the related research styles and data collection. Upon the completion of the unit you’ll be adept in planning and advising for the adoption of appropriate research and data collection techniques.
With a broad knowledge of research and data collection and analysis methods under your belt, you’ll be guided through the planning and operation of a research survey. You’ll learn to critique both your own research and industry research and data collection, with particular reference to health statistics, including disease and death rates.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through Swinburne University of Technology:
Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics)
Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics)
Master of Science (Applied Statistics)
It is also recommended that you complete the following unit, prior to enrolling:
Statistical Practice 1
Areas of study
In this research unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to survey research
The basics of survey sampling
Developing a questionnaire
Methods of data collection
Coding and cleaning survey data
Introduction to scale development
The basic concepts of experimental designs
Introduction to methods used in health statistics and elsewhere
Incidence and prevalence statistics
Standardisation of rates
Randomised trials and cohort studies
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics),?Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics),?Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Science (Applied Statistics),?Swinburne University of Technology
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Studying Research Design will aid any career that relies on comprehensive research design and delivery. Survey research and data collection are essential to a broad range of disciplines, and learning their methodologies is critical for developing a career in the sciences, in particular.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Research Design from Swinburne University of Technology.
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