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Unit information: Conducting and Writing Up Analyses in 2021/22

Unit name Conducting and Writing Up Analyses
Unit code BRMS30011
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Marlow
Open unit status Not open




School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

The aim for Conducting and Writing Up Analyses is to provide students with the all the information they need to write up a research study in child health. To do this, students will learn the background theory and high-level practice of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This should give them the overview to analyse and write up their projects with statistician workshop sessions. However, if more specialised applied knowledge is required for their individual projects this will delivered by their Research project (please see Child Health Research Project) supervisors.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. To be able to select, carry out and interpret the appropriate quantitative methods of statistical analysis.
  2. To be able to select, carry out and interpreted the appropriate qualitative analysis methods.
  3. To be able to present results in poster, oral viva or lecture format.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be provided in small group and tutorials. In addition to seminar/workshop teaching we will use peer led topic sharing/teaching which will improve students’ ability to teach/train as well as learn. We will provide reading lists and expect students to prepare for seminars, (similar to case based learning) prior to attending seminars.

Assessment Information

Based on the principles of programme level assessment, this unit will be co-assessed with Child Health Research Project.

Formative: Mid-point seminar poster presentation with oral presentation to demonstrate their research progress to date.

Summative: Analyses notebook/lab notes/contemporaneous record of analyses [reasons method chosen, discussions with supervisors, reflective note on methods, problems encountered, and solutions attempted] will be used to compile an analysis portfolio, contributing 50% of unit marks. The analysis presented in the analysis section of the final research project (see Unit 4) will contribute 50% of unit marks.

The analysis portfolio and analysis write up are graded individually, and combined (with equal weighting) to calculate the unit mark. The combined mark must be more than 40% to pass.


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.