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8.4 Research design and methodologies

Development of research designs and novel methodologies for health care including treatment, management and health services research

  • analytical innovation, methodological research, statistical methods and modelling
  • development of research measurements including outcome measures
  • development of methods of research assessment and evaluation
  • development and evaluation of research designs and methodologies

Includes development of novel methodologies and research designs and measurements in treatment, management and health services research.

Excludes research applying bioinformatics or using pre-existing methods.

Excludes development of epidemiological methods and measures which should be coded as 2.5 Aetiology design.

Excludes development of models to aid health care management decision making which should be coded as 7.3 Management.

Excludes economic models which should be coded as 8.2 Health economics.