(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of research informatics competencies
This course provides the student the opportunity to develop more advanced competencies in the design, analysis, interpretation and critical evaluation of experimental, quasi-experimental, pre-experimental and qualitative health informatics research and evaluation studies. The student will identify flaws or weaknesses in research and evaluation designs, choose which of several designs most appropriately tests a stated hypothesis or controls variables potentially jeopardizing validity, and analyze and interpret research and evaluation results. Through exposure to the basic “building block” designs, students will have the opportunity to develop the competence to appropriately choose and use the most important and frequently used design procedures for single or multifactor research or evaluation studies.