res723 | Graduate

Advanced Statistical Research Methods And Design

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The course builds on the learner’s foundational knowledge in research methods and statistics. The importance of how to select appropriate measures for a study, different research designs - experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational, and threats to reliability and validity are discussed.

Course Competencies

  • Explain the nature of the quantitative research method and the application of appropriate quantitative research designs to a research problem. 
  • Apply appropriate knowledge, theories, analytical skills, research design and methodology in a substantive interest area.
  • Determine appropriate sampling approaches, sample size, and statistical power in research studies.
  • Distinguish among types of variables and levels of measurement.
  • Compare quantitative data collection techniques and instrumentation and their application in research studies.
  • Evaluate the reliability and validity of instrumentation and the need to pilot test new or modified instruments.
  • Align descriptive and inferential statistical procedures with appropriate types of research designs, levels of measurement, and data.
  • Evaluate the internal and external validity concerns in research studies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to present research findings.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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