This course presents foundational statistical tools for the analysis of social, behavioral, and health data. The focus will be on using these tools to overcome the challenges of inferring causality from observational data. This course requires advanced standing and builds upon the quantitative research design and statistics content from the graduate program in nursing or another health science. Students will refine skills with statistical software (SPSS). Learning will be reinforced through data analysis assignments.
Explore diverse methods and approaches to formal research inquiry, including Indigenous research approaches. Compare and contrast research methods and practices, including approaches to framing of the research question, generating and analyzing data, presenting and disseminating findings. Increase understanding of research literacy, appraisal of rigour, and roles of research team members leading and participating in research endeavours.