Quantitative Research

Module code: MD7461

Module co-ordinators: Dr Danielle Bodicoat and Dr Nafeesa Dhalwani

In this module you will consider the advantages and disadvantages of a range of quantitative methodologies. We will explore statistical methods using SPSS software, including descriptive, univariate and multivariate analyses. You will learn how to identify the appropriate statistical method to be used given a specific research question and how to interpret numerical evidence from research in a clear and appropriate scientific format.

Topics covered

  • Describing and presenting data
  • Having confidence in data
  • Analysing data using SPSS
  • Survey methods and questionnaire design
  • Observational research methods
  • Design and conduct of clinical trials
  • Introduction to health economics


  • 9 one-hour lectures
  • 10 one-hour seminars
  • 11 one-hour tutorials


  • Analysis of sample data and written report (100%)