IHS 331 Statistics and Research Methodology (3 credits)
This course introduces students to research methods and data analyses as they apply to research in the health services field. Topics included are human subject protection, research designs, instrumentation, validity, quantitative and qualitative data analyses, and extracting conclusions. Statistical analyses will include descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and parametric and nonparametric tests. Students will be responsible for developing a research idea, writing an extensive review of the literature, collecting and analyzing data, and summarizing and discussing the results. During the fall and spring semesters, this course is a writing intensive course.