In this unit of the Quantitative Methods module the following sessions will be covered:
An approach to quantitative research
Research is the systematic enquiry into nature and society leading to the development of new knowledge. It involves the systematic collection, processing, analysis and interpretation of data to answer a certain question or solve a problem.
Epidemiological principles, which form the basis of most health research can be applied in three different ways:
Public health research focuses on groups of people (populations). It has two main components: