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Research Design & Proposal Writing at QMU or by Distance Learning (Short Course)
Queen Margaret University, Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD)

This module aims to equip students with the practical and critical skills to prepare a detailed research proposal within a focus relevant to social and organistional approaches to international health.  This module is also available by Distance Learning in April 3013.

Content will include:

  • approaching health and social research
  • regulations, procedures and ethics
  • theoretical and methodological underpinnings of health and social research
  • planning a research project
  • preparing a research proposal
  • finding the literature - advanced library and database search procedures
  • field research and primary data collection
  • 'desk' research and using secondary data
  • analysing the Data 1 - primary qualitative data analysis
  • analysing the Data 2 - quantitative data analysis

 



Type of course
Short course

Entry requirements

Hons Degree in a related subject/a professional qualification in a related area recognised for professional body membership and equivalent in academic terms to hons degree/relevant experience



Start and finish dates
January and April (DL)(part time short course)

Average student numbers
20

http://www.qmu.ac.uk/iihd/docs/2012/Research%20Design%20%20Proposal%20Writing%20DLflyer%20FINAL.pdf

Hons Degree in a related subject/a professional qualification in a related area recognised for professional body membership and equivalent in academic terms to hons participants wishing to gain an award may register for a post graduate certificate. The modules are then taken for credit on a part-time basis each year. A PG Cert requires 60 credits and a post graduate diploma requires 120 credits. If you do a dissertation in addition to the short courses, you will gain 180 credits.