Quantitative Research in Healthcare

Subject code: NS5353:03

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.


Test/Quiz 40%

Problem task 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.


Download Course Guide

Ready to get started?

Download a course guide

For more detailed and up-to-date information about your degree, including:

  • Information about the course
  • Course duration
  • Fees
  • Course descriptions
  • What to expect from the course
Download course guide

Speak with an Enrolment Advisor

Investing in the right course for you is important to us and we’re here to help. Simply request a call back and will assist you with:

  • Entry requirements
  • Choosing right course
  • How to apply and enrol
  • How online study works
  • Course duration and fees
Enquire Now