HSPT707 – Rangahau and Research Methodology and Design

Module code
Module title
Rangahau and Research Methodology and Design
To advance understanding of selected rangahau and research methods and concepts.
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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.
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 physiotherapy based on critical appraisal of academic literature.
5. Critically appraised 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
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.

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