Research Methods I
Full course description
Students will be introduced in research methodology by lectures, assignments and self-study. Students will learn why theoretical backgrounds are important to develop hypotheses that can be tested, will learn how to select a suitable study population, how to define and choose appropriate exposure and outcome measures fitting the hypotheses and what this means for internal and external validity. In order to enhance learning, students need to apply this by writing the introduction and part of the research methods of a study proposal on one of the topics provided by the staff and to peer review each others work.
- To obtain insight in methods to conduct real world research.
- Kumar R. Research Methodology – a step-by-step guide for beginners. ISBN9781446269978
- Additional literature will be provided during the course
- Material is available in the Reading Room, UM-Library, as E-reader or as Online Sources.