This course presents the steps of research process including research problem, review of literature, clarifying research designs, population and sampling, measurement, data collection and data analysis. Ethical issues will be considered related to the development and application of research. The emphasis is on the practical ways of conducting clinical and health research. Students will Practice to write a study proposal.
The aim of this course is to provide training in the essential skills of preparing for, conducting and communicating research in the biomedical sciences. This course will assist students in the preparation of their dissertation
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
A. Knowledge and understanding
A.1 Define quantitative and qualitative research
A.2 Recognize the importance of research in developing evidence-based practice.
A.3 Describe the steps of research process
A.4 Recognize the purpose and process of a literature review.
A.5 Specify Sampling Designs
A.6 Design a Data Collection Plan
A.7 Identify the methods of Analyzing Quantitative data
A.8 Explain styles of referencing
B- Intellectual skills
B.1 Formulate potential research questions, objectives and hypotheses.
B.2 Compare research methodology and research process in qualitative and quantitative Studies
B.3 Debate the ethical issues related to conducting a research study
B.4 Identify the appropriate test needed to analyze the results
B.5 Contextualize the findings and results
C- Professional skills
C.1 Design a conceptual framework for a given research title.
C.2 Design a research proposal by following the recommended format.
C.3 Design a questionnaire by applying the appropriate methods.
C.4 Analyze data using the appropriate tests using a statistical program.
C.5 Practice referencing citation using the Endnote program
D. General and transferable skills
D.1 Case study based learning
D.2 Self learning
D.3 Time management
D.4 Work in team
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