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2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HA 545 - Research Methods

Examines methods for planning and conducting research and analyzing data. Particular attention is given to data collection techniques, and the application of findings to the study of health needs or management systems. Statistical methods of data analysis applicable to health research interests are reviewed.

Prerequisites & Notes
Statistics and HA 525

Assignment Overview

Assignments: 12 weekly assignments

Interactivity: Weekly live session

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Differentiate among various research designs and methods and compare their utility in various health care environments, delivery systems, and management decision-making. 
  • Design, prepare to implement, and outline the analysis of a health care research project. 
  • Apply research concepts acquired from the course in developing a research paper. 
  • Construct and apply decision criteria to data selection and analysis for making management decisions. 
  • Analyze and critically evaluate research presented in professional journals, text, and presentations. 
  • Synthesize and apply relevant research findings to the professional direction, management, and delivery of health care services.

Credits: 3

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