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