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Research Methods for Health Sciences
The Science of Scientific Writing
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The Pennsylvania State University-2018
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◄ Quiz: Module 5
Glossary of Research Terms.
Perspective: Dimensions of the scientific method
The Scientific Method.
Timeline of the Human Condition — Milestones in Evolution and History
Addiction Medicines Under Development
Discussion Forum 1: Scientific Method and the Development of Modern Society (200 minutes).
An Expose of the Relationship between Paradigm, Method and Design in Research.
Research Paradigms: A Slippery Slope for Fresh Researchers
Understanding Depression from Different Paradigms: Toward an Eclectic Social Work Approach
Understanding and Applying Research Paradigms in Educational Contexts
Peer Activity 1: A video presentation explaining the approaches to studying a research problem using different paradigms and their strengths and weaknesses (200 minutes).
Importance of consent in the research
What is Ethics in Research & Why is it Important?
Guiding Principles for Ethical Research.
Foundations of Integrity in Research: Core Values and Guiding Norms.
Research Ethics Timeline
The Nuremberg Code 70 Years Later
The Belmont Report at 40: Reckoning With Time
Ethical Challenges of Researchers in Qualitative Studies: The Necessity to Develop a Specific Guideline.
How to obtain informed consent for research
Ethical Issues in Research Involving Participants With Opioid Use Disorder
Discussion Forum 2: Informed Consent (210 minutes).
Formulating the Research Problem
Research Problem: Identification and Formulation
Formulation of Research Question – Stepwise Approach
Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Research Question-PICO vs. SPIDER
Quantitative Research Questions.
Peer Activity 2: Research Problem Statement and Questions (120 minutes).
Setting a research question, aim and objective
Developing Research Aims and Objectives
Peer Activity 3: Research Aims and Objectives (120 minutes).
Original Research: Creating a Hypothesis
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Visually Hypothesising in Scientific Paper Writing: Confirming and Refuting Qualitative Research Hypotheses Using Diagrams
Developing Research Questions: Hypotheses and Variables
Peer Activity 4: Research Hypotheses (120 minutes).
Quiz: Module 2
Qualitative versus Quantitative Research
A nurses’ guide to the hierarchy of research designs and evidence
Evidence-Based Research: Levels of Evidence Pyramid
Selecting the Appropriate Study Design for your Research: Descriptive Study Designs.
Study Designs: Part 2 – Descriptive Studies.
Observational and interventional study design types; an overview
Design, Applications, Strengths and Weaknesses of Cross-Sectional, Analytical Studies (Including Cohort, Case-Control and Nested Case-Control Studies), and Intervention Studies (Including Randomised Controlled Trials).
Observational Study Designs: Synopsis for Selecting an Appropriate Study Design
Quasi-experimental study designs series – Paper 4: uses and value
Module 2: Research Design - Section 2
Types and Phases of Clinical Trials
Discussion Forum 3: Selecting Appropriate Study Designs (180 minutes)
Peer Activity 5: Quantitative Study Design Selection (120 minutes).
Sampling Strategy and Sample Size Calculation.
Sampling Methods in Research Methodology: How to Choose a Sampling Technique for Research.
Data Collection Methods in Quantitative Research.
Selecting Data Collection Methods.
Peer Activity 6: Quantitative Data Collection (120 minutes).
Analyzing Quantitative Data for Evaluation
Scales of Measurement and Presentation of Statistical Data
Levels of Measurement
Adapted - Quantitative Data
Hypothesis Testing and Sampling.
Introduction to Hypothesis testing
Tests of Significance
What Statistical Analysis Should I Use? Statistical Analyses Using Stata
6 Basic Statistical Tools
What does the p value really mean?
Peer Activity 7: Quantitative Data Analysis (200 minutes).
Quiz: Module 3
Ziliak and McCloskey’s Criticisms of Significance Tests: An Assessment
Qualitative Research Design
Qualitative Research: Key Concepts and a Brief Overview of its application in Geriatrics/Gerontology
Qualitative Methods in Health Care Research
Participatory action research
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches and Methods in Language “Testing and Assessment” Research: A Literature Review
Discussion Forum 4: Qualitative Study Designs (180 minutes)
Peer Review 8: Qualitative Research Design (120 minutes).
Comparison of Convenience Sampling and Purposive Sampling
Enhancing the sample diversity of snowball samples: Recommendations from a research project on anti-dam movements in Southeast Asia
Sampling in qualitative research
Overview of Qualitative Research Methods.
Peer Activity 9: Qualitative Data Collection (120 minutes)
Qualitative Data, Analysis, and Design
Analysing qualitative data
Qualitative research: deductive and inductive approaches to data analysis
Thematic analysis of qualitative data: AMEE Guide No. 131
Peer Activity 10: Qualitative Data Analysis (200 minutes)
Mixed Research Method as the Third Research Paradigm: A Literature Review
Mixed Methods Research: An Overview for Beginner Researchers
Discussion Forum 5: Mixed Methods (120 minutes).
Quiz: Module 4
NCCMT - URE - Types of Reviews - What kind of review do we need?
Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach
Types of Reviews.
Systematic Reviews: the process: Types of Reviews
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Systematic Reviews & Other Review Types.
Discussion Forum 6: Literature Reviews (200 minutes).
A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches
Dissecting the literature: the importance of critical appraisal
Critical Appraisal Tools
Peer Activity 11: Systematic Search and Assessment (200 minutes).
Quiz: Module 5
Ten Simple (Empirical) Rules for Writing Science.
The Basics of Scientific Writing.
Writing for Science Subjects: 10 characteristics of scientific writing
Principles of Scientific Writing
Effective Communication: Barriers and Strategies.
10 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills.
What is intellectual property?
What is Plagiarism?
Avoiding Plagiarism - A Guide.
Quoting Versus Paraphrasing Versus Summarizing.
Peer Activity 12: Introduction of Research Proposal (180 minutes).
Quiz: Module 6
Which Referencing Style Should you use?
Final Assignment (480 minutes)
Ten Simple (Empirical) Rules for Writing Science. ►
How to create an account and enroll in the course?
Research Methods Homepage
Module 1: Introduction to Research Methods
Module 1: Lesson 1: The History of Research and Evolution of Key Terminologies
Module 1: Lesson 2: Research Theory: Paradigms, Methodologies, and Designs in Health Research
Module 1: Lesson 3: Research Ethics and Integrity
Module 2: Research Questions, Research Objectives, and Hypotheses
Module 2: Lesson 1: Research Problems and Research Questions
Module 2: Lesson 2: Research Aims and Research Objectives
Module 2: Lesson 3: Research Hypotheses
Module 3: Quantitative Studies
Module 3: Lesson 1: Quantitative Study Designs
Module 3: Lesson 2: Sampling and Data Collection for Quantitative Research
Module 3: Lesson 3: Quantitative Data Analysis: Hypothesis Testing and Tests of Significance
Module 4: Qualitative and Mixed Studies
Module 4: Lesson 1: Qualitative Study Designs
Module 4: Lesson 2: Sampling and Data Collection for Qualitative Research
Module 4: Lesson 3: Qualitative Data Analysis
Module 4: Lesson 4: Mixed Methods Research
Module 5: Literature Reviews and Critical Appraisals of Research
Module 5: Lesson 1: Types and steps of Literature Reviews
Module 5: Lesson 2: The Systematic Search and Critical Appraisal of Research
Module 6: Scientific Skills
Module 6: Lesson 1: Scientific Writing
Module 6: Lesson 2: Plagiarism and Referencing Styles
Course and Self Evaluation & Certificate