Healthcare Research

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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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School of Health and Human Services

“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”
School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively