BMI 7304 Advanced Research Design for Biomedical Informatics
3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Prerequisites: BMI 5300, BMI 5351, BMI 5352, BMI 5310, and BMI 5311
Required for PhD students
This course will provide an in-depth examination of advanced research design and methods for establishing causal statements about the efficacy, effectiveness and generalizability of biomedical informatics research to improve human health. Standards for stating/claiming than an intervention is evidence-based will also be addressed. By the end of the semester students will be able to provide a plausible research design given a scenario and hypothesis.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will:
- Construct sample and population selection for research studies.
- Assess research study designs for statistical conclusion, internal, construct, and external validity.
- Identify appropriate methods to use for a qualitative study.
- Choose appropriate quasi-experimental and experimental methods for a quantitative study.
- Construct a path diagram to support causal inference for a given study design.