Singapore University of Social Sciences

Applied Research in Gerontology

Applied Research in Gerontology (GER510)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Gerontology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


GER510 Applied Research in Gerontology will explicate a range of methods and designs related to ageing research. These may be from the disciplines of social sciences, health sciences, social work and public policy. A series of seminars related to the latest research outputs in ageing will be conducted. Experienced researchers will be invited to share their research journeys in carrying out ageing related research. The course will enhance students’ understanding of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks for different research designs and equip them with practical skills for data collection and analysis in gerontological topics.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Applied research as a problem-solving approach
  • Applied research in ageing
  • Research Objectives
  • Literature Review
  • Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Measurement Strategies
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Ethical Issues
  • Dissemination of Research Result
  • Evaluation of published articles and reports
  • Examples of Gerontological Research
  • Future Research on Ageing

Learning Outcome

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods.
  • Construct and synthesise literature review.
  • Examine the issues and challenges in gerontological research.
  • Apply appropriate skills and methods to conduct an applied research.
  • Evaluate published journal articles and other publications.
  • Design an applied research proposal related to ageing.
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