SHSC50346 – Research in Human Development and Communication Disorders I & II

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Research in Human Development and Communication Disorders I & II

Syllabus

2022 – 2023

Syllabus

Instructor Information

InstructorEmailPhone, Office Location
Dr. Tai Ying Leetaiying@hku.hk3917 1586, MW761  
Dr. Lawrence Ngmanwa@hku.hk3917 1582, MW759  

General Information

Description

These two courses represent the capstone experience in which students are expected to integrate, extend, criticize, and apply knowledge of speech, language, hearing and swallowing sciences and disorders gained during the previous undergraduate program. Students will engage in the entire process of research endeavor, including developing and conducting a specific research study by analysing, evaluating, and integrating of research studies in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Expectations and Goals

Students are expected to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, flexibility and adaptability of collaborating with their peers, as well as effective oral and written communication skills. Additionally, students are expected to be aware of standard ethical standards of carrying out a research project by successfully obtaining research ethical clearance for their research projects. Finally, students are expected to apply theory to practice to critically analyse case assessment data, form a diagnosis, and carry out an intervention.

Class Meetings

Time: Fridays, 9:30am-12:20pm

Venue: MW 750-753 (except for the sessions on EndNote Workshop, Proposal Sharing and Poster Presentation)

Course Objectives

  1. To provide students with the opportunity to conduct a research study/systematic review under supervision;
  2. To help students develop transferable skills such as teamwork in the case of group project, workload and time management, and verbal and written communication, along with speech-hearing-voice-related content and technical skills, which are expected in a working environment for their profession; and
  3. To foster students’ abilities to critically analyze, evaluate, and collect information; and reinforce evidence-based inference and practice.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Conduct an in-depth review and a critical analysis of the literature in an area/ topic of speech-language pathology using knowledge of research methods and statistics
  2. Identify and formulate research questions and hypotheses for the chosen area
  3. Understand a range of research methods and design a research study with sound methodology to address the research questions
  4. Properly and ethically conduct research study
  5. Establish collaborative and professional relationships with supervisors, the research team, research participants and other professionals
  6. Demonstrate an increasing awareness of research in speech-language pathology and ability to be involved in research
  7. Properly and ethically conduct research study
  8. Properly analyze the data and logically interpret the results
  9. Demonstrate the ability to present a written research report that is suitable for publication in a scientific journal
  10. Demonstrate the ability to clearly disseminate research findings to the community professionals in scientific meetings
  11. Establish collaborative and professional relationships with supervisors, the research team, research participants and other professionals
  12. Demonstrate an increasing awareness of research in speech pathology and ability to be involved in research
  13. Critically analyze and interpret assessment data and formulate diagnoses
  14. Integrate information about a client and identify additional information required to plan evidence- based intervention methods
  15. Develop evidence-based intervention plans for clients, adhering to the principles of the ICF

These outcomes will be achieved by your:

  1. Participation in research seminars
  2. Meeting with supervisors
  3. Engagement in individual and group work

Assessment

For SHSC5034 Research in Human Development and Communication Disorders I

You will submit a research proposal of your research project with an abstract not exceeding 150 words, and a total word count of 2,000 words, including research background, methodology, and data analysis plan, footnotes, references, appendix, but excluding title page, abstract, tables and figures.

Submission deadline: 12:00 noon, November 30, 2022 (Wednesday).

For SHSC5036 Research in Human Development and Communication Disorders II

You will submit a report of your research project with an abstract not exceeding 200 words, and a total word count of 4,000 words, including main text, footnotes, references and appendices, but excluding title page, abstract, tables and figures.

Submission deadline: 12:00 noon, April 28, 2023 (Friday).

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Schedule of Seminars and Events

DateVenueSeminarInstructor
Sep 9, 2022 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 1: Conducting Literature ReviewDr Ng
Sep 16, 2022 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 2: Research Proposal PreparationDr Ng
Sep 23, 2022 (Friday)E-Learning Lab, G/F, Main LibrarySeminar 3: EndNote Workshop on APA CitationMs Connie Kwong
Sep 30, 2022 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 4: Methods – Subjects, Procedures and DesignDr Ng
Oct 7, 2022 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 5: Application for Ethical ApprovalDr Lee
Oct 21, 2022 (Friday)JLG05, G/F James Hsiong Lee Science BuildingProject Proposal SharingDr Lee & Dr Ng
Oct 28, 2022 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 6: APA Format & Avoiding PlagiarismDr Lee
Oct 28, 2022 (Friday)
12:00 noon
Deadline for Ethics Application
Nov 30, 2022 (Friday)
12:00 noon
Deadline for FYP Proposal Submission
Feb 17, 2023 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 7: Review of StatisticsDr Ng
Mar 3, 2023 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 8: Data PresentationDr Lee
Apr 21, 2023 (Friday)MW 750-753Seminar 9: Effective Poster PresentationDr Lee
Apr 28, 2023 (Friday)
12:00 noon
Deadline for FYP Report Submission
May 26, 2023 (Friday)TBDPoster and Oral PresentationDr Lee & Dr Ng