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EDE481 Practical Knowledge and Skills for Research in Health and Education

Key questions addressed throughout the course include: What is the best way to design a study? Recruit participants? Obtain ethics approval? Manage data? Report findings? Improve the quality of my research? Introduces students to practical aspects of conducting a research project in health-related fields, including translating theory into testable hypotheses, choosing appropriate research designs, understanding common medical terminology, reading and interpreting research papers, choosing and piloting research measures in various medical and cultural contexts, creating a study protocol, obtaining human subjects approval, crafting consent forms and information letters, building research databases for quantitative and qualitative studies, and creating descriptive statistics for reports. Prepares master’s students for positions in which research skills are in demand (e.g., research/health project coordinator positions in the medical center); helps students make the most of research apprenticeships/assistantships. Provides practical guidance to doctoral students for conducting their own research projects. It is recommended that students complete ED 406 or ED 506 before taking this course or have exposure to a research methods class in psychology, sociology, nursing, public health, or health-related fields such as behavioral health, child and adolescent development, gerontology, and social determinants of health. Please contact the instructor if you are unsure.

Credits: 3
Offered: Spring (even), Spring (odd)
Prerequisites: ED406, or, ED506
Restrictions: None
Instructors: S. Sörensen
EDE 481 Practical Knowledge and Skills for Research in Health and Education course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.