Research Methodology

PHTH 409  Research Methodology

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Research Methodology.
Code:                          PHTH 409.
Hours:                         Lec – 1 Hr.    Lab – 0 Hr.        Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr – 1.
Prerequisite:                None.
Level/Semester:           4th level - Fall.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers topics related to research such as research design, problems related to measurement, and data analysis and interpretation, in addition to steps to write research manuscript, and article criticism.   During this course, the students will be grouped by groups of 2 to 4 and each group must decide the topic of the research project they are going to apply in the last semester. At the end of this course each group of students must present a form of a written protocol of the research project to be done.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to gain knowledge about to gain knowledge and skills related to research design, problems related to measurement, and data analysis and interpretation, in addition to steps to write research manuscript, and article criticism. Also this course will help students to write the protocol for the research project of graduation in the eighth semester.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show.
Group discussion.
Research work.

LIST OF REFERENCES
W Pitney, Qualitative Research In Physical Activity And The Health Professions, 1st edition, Human Kinetics, 2009.
R Carter, Rehabilitation Research: Principles And Applications, 4th edition, Saunders, 2010.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.crlsresearchguide.org