Scientific Inquiry and Research (STAT515)


Course Memo

This course is a review of research designs and scientific methods of research, including concepts of validity, reliability, and standardization leading to the systematic evaluation and application of evidence-based research. The course covers qualitative and quantitative data analyses including one-sample, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and covariance, factorial and multivariate, and nonparametric methodologies relevant to healthcare. The utilization of scientific evidence through scholarly inquiry to improve business, as well as clinical processes and ultimately patient outcome, is emphasized.