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Advanced Research Methodologies

BMED 383/3.0

This course will provide students with the opportunity to build a mixed methods research design around questions of personal interest. The course instruction will assist students as they navigate processes of literature review, question development, experimental design, proposed approaches to data analyses (both quantitative and qualitative), and proposed methods of knowledge mobilization.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Review and interpret literature within one or more Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Sciences track(s) to establish research questions relevant to human wellness.
  2. Establish appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to provide sufficient evidence to effectively respond to research questions.
  3. Communicate methodological paradigms, approaches, and tests to justify and explain alignment with research questions.
  4. Navigate requirements for full and informed consent to ensure human dignity and autonomy is protected during the process of inquiry.
  5. Justify resource requirements for proposed methods to ensure equilibrium between project costs, benefits, and risks.

Description

This course will provide students with the opportunity to build a mixed methods research design around questions of personal interest. The course instruction will assist students as they navigate processes of literature review, question development, experimental design, proposed approaches to data analyses (both quantitative and qualitative), and proposed methods of knowledge mobilization.

Terms

Summer 17: May - July
Course Dates: 
May 1 - July 21, 2017
Exam Dates: 
N/A

Evaluation

Critically Annotated Bibliography20%
Online Methods Proposal15%
Grant Proposal: Methodology and Budget Development35%
Grant Proposal: Presentation and Defense of Proposal20%
Grant Proposal: Peer Review10%

** Evaluation Subject to Change **

Instructor

Dr. Rylan Egan (eganr@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 9-10 hours a week (108-120 hours per term equivalent) in study/reading and online activity for BMED 383.

Winter 2018
Course Dates: 
Jan. 8 - April 6, 2018
Exam Dates: 
April 12 - 26, 2018

Evaluation

Critically Annotated Bibliography20%
Online Methods Proposal15%
Grant Proposal: Methodology and Budget Development35%
Grant Proposal: Presentation and Defense of Proposal20%
Grant Proposal: Peer Review10%

** Evaluation Subject to Change **

Instructor

Dr. Rylan Egan (eganr@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 9-10 hours a week (108-120 hours per term equivalent) in study/reading and online activity for BMED 383.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

  • Laptop or Desktop computer purchased within the last 5 years. (mobile devices are not supported)
  • Windows Vista SP2/Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Up to date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Please note that Google Chrome is not recommended for use in our courses.
  • Most recent version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash

 See also Getting Started.

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2017, Fall Term 2017 and Winter Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $666.91; for a 6.0-unit course, $1333.82. See also Tuition and Fees.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.