HPM 375 Applied Research Methods • 5 Cr.
Introduces students to the research process, from developing a research question, through study design, and the collection and analysis of data. Qualitative and quantitative research models will be explored to assist students in effectively drawing conclusions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Promotion and Management program, or permission of the Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Develop skills to accurately describe and analyze research findings
- Design a research project, collect data and draw conclusions based on data
- Describe central tendency, probability, and variance • Employ statistics to analyze data sets
- Apply research ethics and laws governing human subject protection
- Analyze the strengths and limitations of various research methods
- Determine proper method of analyzing specific sets of data