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Research Methodology: Course Outline

The goals of this course are to introduce the student to field of research and to enable them to conduct an empirical, quantitative analysis of a phenomenon in speech, language and hearing science.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to research
  • Types of research
  • Research in health sciences
  • Research in social sciences
  • Statistical methods
  • Identifying a research problem
  • Literature Review
  • Hypothesis
  • Definitions and Variables
  • Variable control
  • Designing a Research
  • Methods of Data Collection
  • Evaluation, Analysis and Interpretation
  • Ethics in research
  • Writing a research

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the students will be able to,

  • Provide an overview of the research process
  • State clearly their research problem and associated research questions arising, including both descriptive and either explanatory or exploratory questions
  • Conduct a preliminary literature review of the concepts comprising the research questions
  • Set out clearly a series of theoretical propositions for testing and demonstrate clearly how they arise from the literature review
  • Set out the main elements of a potential research instrument for testing the hypotheses, including a critical and comparative analysis of the proposed instrument
  • Understand how to classify and present data associated with hypothesis testing
  • Understand how to interpret data gathered to test proposed theory
  • Set out limits and implications of a research study in preliminary form
  • Distinguish between quantitative and qualitative approaches and methods
  • Prepare a mini-dissertation research proposal
  • Prepare a research plan

Course Goals

  • To produce specialized Professionals, capable of understanding, conducting, writing, publishing and critically analyzing research in rehabilitation.
  • To develop clear understanding of rehabilitation research concepts
  • To introduce the use of software’s for data analysis among professionals.
  • To assists the students for developing synopsis, thesis, and article writing.
  • To  promote plagiarism free research writing of international standards
  • To develop awareness of impact factor research journals and evidence-based data

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