School for Health, Unit Catalogue 2009/10
FH50079: Introduction to practice-based research
|Period:||Modular (no specific semester)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To provide a broad introduction to philosophy, history and key processes of research.
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe the historical and philosophical approaches to research generally and research in practice in particular (knowledge and understanding, intellectual skills)
2. Distinguish the different research approaches and/or paradigms available for researchers to use (knowledge and understanding, intellectual skills)
3. Analyse and critically evaluate the different stages of the research process (knowledge and understanding, intellectual skills)
4. Critically evaluate the role of ethics and ethical approval in the research process and identify how this relates to own professional group or practice area (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill)
5. Reflect on the process of research in own practice context (professional practical skill, transferable skill)
See above and transferable skills:
* participate in online discussion and peer review, making appropriate use of the active learning approach and virtual learning environment
* undertake continuous review of personal development and learning needs whilst working on this unit and the programme.
* Development of contemporary research thinking
* Research Paradigms
* Key elements of practice based research
* Ethical issues
- Explaining purpose and value of work
- Risk assessment (interviewer and interviewee)
- Informed consent
- Data access and ownership
- Ethical versus legal.
* The role of regulation in practice based research
* The process of research: developing research questions, writing a protocol, project management.