Introduction to Research (8ALF014)

Introduction to Research (8ALF014)

Level ~ Graduate Diploma
Availability ~ Teaching Period 3
Type ~ Lifespan Unit

Pre-Requisite: Evidence-based Practice (8ALF013)

In this unit you will develop an understanding of the key stages of developing a research proposal. Using skills developed in Evidenced-based practice (8ALF013) you will develop a research question, and a research plan including appropriate research methodology to explore the question chosen. The plan will identify key ethical considerations as well as an outline of data analysis and dissemination processes.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a plan relevant to mental health which explains the rationale for a recovery-oriented project and its design, considers ethical implications, and outlines plans for implementation, data analysis and dissemination of findings.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Recovery orientated research considerations
Week 2 Introduction to  key steps in the research process
Week 3 Principles of ethics in research
Week 4 Data organisation and analysis
Week 5 Dissemination