Research is the systematic process of collecting and analyzing information to increase our understanding of the phenomenon under study. It is the function of the researcher to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon and to communicate that understanding to others.
This graduate-level course is designed to give students a solid theoretical understanding of the types of research study designs, statistical evaluation methods, and presentation of findings. Students will learn to locate, assess, and integrate and write about research.
There are two main objectives for this course: To understand how research is designed, implemented and evaluated, and to learn how to write a comprehensive and cohesive research paper.
This course is divided into two sections, culminating in a formal research paper:
- Part One: Research begins with a research problem or hypothesis, which is examined by first exploring the current literature and then using the correct research design and the proper data analysis. It concludes with reporting the results of research. Our class will explore each of these steps in detail, along with a discussion of ethics in medical research. We will learn which research designs work best for evaluating CAM.
- Part Two: Many graduate courses will have a research paper component. Your paper provides the opportunity to research a topic, use the scientific method to support your theories, gain experience constructing professional-level arguments and writing, and use the formatting common in scientific journals (e.g., APA).
Required Course Pack:
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
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Last updated 7/18/19