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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Develop knowledge and understanding of qualitative and comparative methods as used in health related research and develop your skills in the use of these methods.

Gain the capability to use these research methods appropriately for undertaking research and evaluation both as part of postgraduate study and in your working environment.

Learn to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the origins and usage of qualitative and comparative research methods in relation to health
  • Demonstrate how to develop a research question and use appropriate qualitative and comparative methods to answer it
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the range of research methods and when and how they should be used
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of qualitative and comparative methods in relation to other widely used research methods in health care