If yes, then this module is for you!
Quantitative data underpins some of the most important and informative research in the health and social sciences. Having a quantitative basis to your learning is a powerful means of developing your critical abilities and furthering your career.
The module is suitable for professionals from a wide range of health and social care backgrounds, as well as students from other academic disciplines.
By the end of the module we aim for students to be able to demonstrate:
The course is intended to provide an accessible introduction with a focus on developing an intuitive understanding of how statistics work. The aim is to enable you to understand journal papers based on statistical approaches. It also aims to give you a solid foundation to support your own development of quantitative research projects in the future.
You will be encouraged to consider how the application of quantitative research methods can be utilised in your own area of practice.
The module will be delivered online.
You will be given access and instructions to download SPSS statistical analysis software as part of the module.
Worksheets provide a practical opportunity for you to carry out some basic analysis and are a mandatory part of the course.
You will also be given a set of short answer questions relating to analysis of provided data.
The majority of our students are already working in health or social care prior to commencement and remain employed throughout the duration of their studies.
Our students develop a wide range of transferable skills during their study that make them attractive to other employers, eg:
The MRes Health Research is designed for students who wish to pursue a variety of different careers in health where research is a core component. Students wish to make a contribution to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social contexts.
Most of our students are employed as health professionals whilst they study part-time with us. When they complete their studies most students will stay in their clinical speciality but use their enhanced research skills/knowledge in their roles e.g. by conducting their own research or service evaluations.
Some students wish to use their Masters study as preparation for a PhD. Our students have been very successful in gaining recognition for their research work and for winning funding for PhD study.