Research and evaluation skills are used by dietitians in all aspects of their role. This unit builds on the students' understanding of the research process and provides practical training in research skills relevant to undertaking research in the health sciences. Within this unit students will be introduced to aspects of planning a specific research project, developing methodology (qualitative and quantitative), analysing results and reporting of data. It also addresses research approaches, ethical and economic considerations, technical writing skills, information retrieval skills and methods of communicating research data for health science research. This unit will also introduce students to common statistical techniques and statistical analysis software packages.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
No required text. Required reading materials from key academic journals and text books will be identified and linked through VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):