HI 5351 Research Design and Evaluation in Health Informatics
3 semester credit hours/meets part of research informatics component
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
This course provides the student the opportunity to develop more advanced competencies in the design, analysis, interpretation and critical evaluation of experimental, quasi-experimental, pre-experimental and qualitative health informatics research and evaluation studies. The student will identify flaws or weaknesses in research and evaluation designs, choose which of several designs most appropriately tests a stated hypothesis or controls variables potentially jeopardizing validity, and analyze and interpret research and evaluation results. Through exposure to the basic ‘building block’ designs, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in appropriate selection and use of the most important and frequently used design procedures, for their professional roles as competent consumers or producers of empirical health informatics research and evaluation studies.