Focuses on reading and conducting research in health and human performance. Research approaches and procedures will be explored. Examples of various research methods and techniques will be discussed. A research proposal will be developed.
- Discuss the relationship between research and a profession.
- Select a suitable research problem.
- Systematically review and analyze literature relevant to a selected problem.
- Understand the role of hypothesis and hypothesis testing in the research process.
- Know when it is appropriate to use the different methods of collecting data.
- Discuss ethical concerns in research, the importance of informed consent, and the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in approving research activities.
- Discuss experimental research and how it is conducted.
- Discuss techniques commonly used in experimental research.
- Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research.
- Outline the general process for conceptualizing a qualitative study, forming a research question, collecting and analyzing data and writing up the research report.
- Discuss why and how a meta-analysis is conducted.
- Interpret correctly each of the statistics commonly used by research.
- Understand and evaluate common statistical tests when reported in the research literature.
- Develop an appreciation for health research.
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