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Methods of Enquiry

In this module you will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Introduction to data analysis (thematic, inferential, descriptive)
  • Purpose of peer review and quality assurance
  • Concepts of bias, inference and controls
  • Introduction to different types of evidence, evidence quality, and using evidence in research

After completing this module you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic familiarity with the use of appropriate research designs and methods to answer health-related research questions
  2. Use appropriate research methods (quantitative, qualitative and systematic literature review) to obtain and process data so it may be simply interpreted
  3. Use different methods/styles to communicate information effectively

Hear from module co-leaders Dr Meera Unnikrishnan and former co-leader Dr Celia Brown
about the Methods of Enquiry module:


8 weeks

Teaching methods

You will learn through a mix of lectures, group discussions, interactive presentations and
technology enhanced learning.


1 x Examination
1 x Individual poster presentation