Research Methods and Interpretation

73213

This course will introduce you to key research methods in the social and natural sciences. You will learn how different theories of knowledge including the scientific method, indigenous/traditional knowledge, and personal knowledge, informs research processes.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    20
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    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites
    • 15 Credits or more at Level 5 and Above.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

What you will learn

When you complete this course you will have knowledge of different research methods and be able to effectively evaluate published research papers and research processes. You will learn about:

  • the characteristics of research as a way of knowing
  • qualitative and quantitative research
  • identifying the key elements of the research process
  • distinguishing between specific research methods
  • selecting justifying an appropriate research method 
  • evaluating published research against general criteria and criteria specific to the approach and method used.

Entry requirements

You need to have completed one Level 5 course at any recognised tertiary provider.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed,

Computer requirements

You need to have access to a computer or device, reliable internet and email.

Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
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Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
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Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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17 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
Nov
Dec
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites
    • 15 Credits or more at Level 5 and Above.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us