2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
    Dec 10, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINF 6205 - Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis♦


(3 sem. cr.) Healthcare professionals often rely on research to make informed decisions on critical issues affecting programs, policy, and practice. In this course, students examine the logic underlying scientific research; study design; sampling; identification of variables; methods of data collection and analysis; concepts in measurement, including reliability and validity; program evaluation; and research ethics. They explore numeric methods for data description; the Donabedian model of program evaluation; data modeling and research; data mining; and information system assessment. Through statistics software exercises, students learn basic research methods, strategies, and skills for presentation of research results; they also become familiar with statistical software used to support research. Note: There is a special technology requirement for this course for accessing required interactive tutorials. PC: Students using a PC platform must have a minimum of Windows 2000, Internet Explorer 6.0, and 1GB of RAM. Mac: Students using a Mac platform must have a minimum of an Intel® Mac with OS X version 10.4.11, 1GB of RAM, and Windows 2000. Mac users who do not already have Windows 2000 on their Macs must purchase one or two Mac add-ons from an outside vendor to access the interactive tutorials. For details on which adds-ons to purchase and how to purchase them at discount pricing, please contact a member of Walden’s Student Support Team at 1-800-925-3368 or 1-612-925-3368, option 2.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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