HI 6351 - Triangulation Methods in Health Info Research

Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 3

This course will combine quantitative and qualitative methods into an integrated research approach. Much of the innovative research in Health Informatics requires that students be involved in the design and measurement of studies where reliable and valid measures do not exist for all concepts and constructs. Both methodological approaches can be combined to give insights which would not be possible from either method alone. The course will explore the methodological assumptions, the applications and the software which can support triangulation methods.

Prerequisites

Access to the Internet, personal computer, consent of instructor.

Additional Information

Course Goals

Upon completion of this course, the student will have had the opportunity to meet the following objectives:

  • Understand the bases and rational for triangulated methods.
  • Compare and critique different triangulation models
  • Develop a research plan using triangulated methods.
  • Critique different triangulation models noting their strengths and weaknesses.