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HBS400 - Research Methods

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in Faculty of Health Honours courses

Unit chair:

Lukar Thornton





Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 3 hours of seminars per week or equivalent


This unit aims to enable Honours students to develop:

  • A deep understanding of the philosophies, ethics and principles of research;
  • Knowledge of a range of research approaches;
  • Skills in data management, methods and tools for research practice; and
  • Skills in planning, implementing and reporting research studies.

The unit is constructed in four streams. All students must complete the compulsory introductory research stream which includes research paradigms, ethics and data management. Students must also select one elective stream of study of most relevance to their honours research disciple from the following i) Qualitative research ii) Quantitative research iii) Laboratory based experimental research iv) Medicine stream. Each of the elective streams provides students with the necessary methodological, technical and analytical skills and knowledge required for research practice.


Assessment task 1: Compulsory stream: written assessment (1500 words) or equivalent 25%

Assessment task 2: Compulsory stream: written assessment (1500 words) or equivalent 25%

Assessment task 3: Elective: written assessment (3000 words) or equivalent 50%

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