Aug 18th 2014

Understanding Research: An Overview for Health Professionals (Coursera)

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Participants will learn the elements of research methods and design that are essential to the translation of knowledge into clinical practice, administration/leadership, and health policy.

This course looks at the various aspects of research as it pertains to health.

The course objectives are as follows:

- Summarize the format of research articles and the research methods included in each section of an article.

- Analyze and critique research questions, study design, methods including sample selection, bias, data collection procedures, measures, and analysis plan, results, discussion and interpretation of findings.

- Compare and contrast different quantitative study designs.

- Analyze the validity and reliability of measures.

- Understand the ethical and cultural issues related to research methods.

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