HSMW713 – Rangahau and Research Methods for Midwifery

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Module code
Module title
Rangahau and Research Methods for Midwifery
To advance understanding of selected rangahau and research methods and concepts.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically analyse similarities and differences between rangahau, common qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research methodologies.
2. Analyse rangahau and common qualitative/ quantitative research methodologies and design issues.
3. Evaluate ethical considerations pertaining to rangahau and human research.
4. Develop a research question and testable hypothesis (if appropriate) relevant to midwifery based on critical appraisal of academic literature.
5. Critically appraise relevant research literature.
? Rangahau worldview and methods
? Quantitative research methods
? Qualitative research methods
? Mixed methods research
? An ethical approach to study design
? Ethical application process
? Review and advanced critical appraisal of literature
? Designing a research question and appropriate study method
? Critical appraisal skills
? Application of evidence to midwifery practice
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.