Scientific Inquiry and Research (STAT515)


Course Memo

This course is a review of the scientific method, graduate statistical principles, and health services research designs. Concepts covered include validity, reliability, and standardization leading to the systematic evaluation and application of evidence-based research. The course also covers qualitative and quantitative data analyses including bivariate and multivariate analyses, qualitative code books, sampling frames, and design vs. statistical controls. The utilization of scientific evidence through scholarly inquiry to improve business, as well as clinical processes and ultimately patient outcomes, is emphasized.