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).
Maximum Enrollment: 20 students
Required Materials (Course Pack)
The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $130. This includes:
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page.
Total Course Price: $1515 (3 credits x $505 per credit) + $130 Course Pack + $88.95 Textbooks = $1733.95
Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.
* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.
Optional Recommended Reading
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Last updated 7/22/18