HI 5351 Research Design and Evaluation in Health Informatics

(web-based instruction)

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.