Unit 22: Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
Health & Social Care
Aim and purpose:
This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of the purpose of research in the health and social care sectors and the implications and ethical issues relating to this research. Learners will be able to explore different research methodologies, enable
Aim and purpose:
This unit aims develop learners understanding of the purpose of research in health and social care sectors and the implications and ethical issues relating to this search. Learners will be able to explore different research methodologies, enabling them to plan and conduct their own research relating to a health or social care issue and evaluate the success of the outcomes.
On completion of this unit a learner should:
1. Understand the function of research in health and social care
2. Understand ethical issues relating to research in health and social care
3. Understand research methodologies relevant to health and social care
4. Be able to plan for a research project
5. Be able to conduct research relevant to a health and social care context
6. Be able to interpret research findings.
You are a professional working in the health and social care sector for one of the London Boroughs. The Borough is looking at introducing further strategies/interventions that can be put in place to improve the services on offer to clients/service users. They have asked you to carry out research into one targeted area of health and social care in order to provide them with updated knowledge on the most effective way of assisting the service users concerned. As part of this unit, you will be required to undertake a small scale research project. You must consider any ethical issues in relation to the research, conduct the research, present and analyse the results and draw your final...