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Health Care Research Utilization




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to the purpose and process of research as applied to health care. Students will examine the role of statistics and various research methods. In addition, students will analyze the key elements of evidence-based research within health care.



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Introduction to Research and the Research Process

  • Explain the steps in the research process.
  • Explain the difference between a research question and a hypothesis.
  • Describe the major types of research methodologies and designs.

Sampling and Data Collection

  • Describe major sampling methodologies and different types of sampling used for each methodology.
  • Explain the different types of data collection instruments or tools used in health care or health care research.
  • Identify different types of text and statistical analyses.

Research Utilization

  • Explain the purpose of utilizing research in health administration.
  • Explain internal and external influences in research utilization.

Ethics in Health Care Research

  • Explain the ethical implications of health care research.
  • Explain how ethics impact research reliability and validity.

Influences that Impact Health Care Research

  • Explain how evidence-based research influences the health care industry.
  • Describe external influences on health care research.


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