RES 301

Introduction to Research Methods Online



This course provides an overview of how the research process works. Students will learn primary, secondary, and tertiary study approaches, including case-series, cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies, qualitative studies, and correlational studies. Students will also learn the procedures used for data collection, management, and analysis and gain an understanding of the ethical standards applied to human health research. Lastly, students will learn the skills to formulate a research question;  locate, interpret, evaluate, and use published literature; and write an academic research paper.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the steps of the research process

  • Compare and contrast primary, secondary, and tertiary study approaches

  • Explain how to plan a research project using appropriate research methods and following ethical procedures

  • Apply data collection, management, and analysis techniques

  • Formulate a research question and conduct a literature review

  • Write a properly formatted academic research paper

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  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 7/14/19

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Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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