This unit enhances the qualitative research introduced in MEP103, MEP204 and MEP205 with exemplars. It also introduces an in-depth study of quantitative research methodologies with exemplars and practical applications. Important principles, concepts and processes of scientific research methods are studied and students are enabled to apply appropriate methodologies in a systematic way. Studies in basic statistical approaches and their applications are undertaken. Throughout the unit a critical and evaluative approach will be encouraged from logical, theoretical and ethical perspectives.