Quantitative Research in Healthcare

Subject code: NS5353 

This subject provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the principles and concepts of quantitative research methods. It focuses in detail on some common quantitative approaches and techniques, including survey and questionnaire design, introduction to statistical software SPSS, basics of parametric and non-parametric data analysis and hypothesis testing, and presenting outcomes from statistical analysis of research data.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  • Appraise the broad range of quantitative methods applicable to research in health and explain how they impact on the design and conduct of quantitative research.
  • Devise research questions suitable for quantitative research.
  • Synthesise and analyse primary data collected from quantitative research.
  • Summarise findings of quantitative data analysis to generate original knowledge.


Tests (40%)
Assignments (60%)

This subject forms part of the Advanced Practice, Leadership and Management, and Nurse Education majors in the online Master of Nursing.

Please note, course structure and content are subject to change. For information on all course subjects download the course guide.

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