Postgraduate | SWI-STA60004 | 2024
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Survey research methods and get critical about design. Describe approaches and observe techniques. Sample data collection methods. Scale and graph procedures and figure out incidence and prevalence. Draw on case studies and assess and present data
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
About this subject
Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Compare and appraise the processes used to develop and conduct survey research
- Explain the ethics, laws and privacy considerations associated with the design and conduct of research;
- Independently plan and design a small scale survey project, and prepare a detailed survey design report
- Evaluate scale development and meta-analysis concepts
- Identify different steps in conducting experimental research and be able to explain the basic principles of experimental design
- Identify and implement different study designs including cohort and case-control studies, randomised control trials and clinical trials used in health statistics and elsewhere
- Interpret measures of risk and disease rates
- Introduction to survey research and methods used in health statistics
- Survey sampling, experimental design, and observational procedures
- Developing a questionnaire
- Coding and cleaning survey data
- Scale development
- Concept of experimental design
- Incidence and prevalence statistics
- Standardization of rates
- Randomized trials, clinical trials and cohort studies
- Case-control studies
- Ethics and laws in conducting research
- Steps in conducting experimental research
This subject teaches students to identify some of the methodologies used in survey research. It includes an overview of the procedures used in survey research, a descriptive approach to methods including questionnaire design, data collection, and an introduction to survey sampling. It covers ethics and laws in conducting research. It also covers topics related to incidence and prevalence, standardisation, different types of study designs including cohort and case-control studies, randomised control trials and clinical trials in health statistics and elsewhere. Case studies will be drawn from areas such as sociology, market research, psychology, medical sciences and other areas as appropriate.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Quizzes — Online (10%)
- Assignment (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- SWI-STA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate of Applied Statistics
- UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice
To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:
- SWI-STA60001-Statistical Practice 1
SWI-HMS770 (Not currently available)
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
SWI-HMS777 (Not currently available)
SWI-HMS773 (Not currently available)
Do not enrol into this subject if you have completed HMS773.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses