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Free Online Course: Understanding Research: An Overview for Health Professionals
New session announced – August 2014
- 6 weeks duration
- 2-4 hours of work / week
Participants will learn the elements of research methods and design that are essential to the translation of knowledge into clinical practice, administration/leadership, and health policy.
About the Course
This course looks at the various aspects of research as it pertains to health.
The course objectives are as follows:
- Summarize the format of research articles and the research methods included in each section of an article.
- Analyze and critique research questions, study design, methods including sample selection, bias, data collection procedures, measures, and analysis plan, results, discussion and interpretation of findings.
- Compare and contrast different quantitative study designs.
- Analyze the validity and reliability of measures.
- Understand the ethical and cultural issues related to research methods.
Sign up for free @ http://www.coursera.org/course/researchforhealthThe following two tabs change content below.Paramedic, educator, researcherAlan is a critical care paramedic, paramedic educator and prehospital researcher, currently working around the world as an educator and researcher. He has previously worked and studied across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies, and an MSc in Critical Care. His main interests are in care of the elderly, end-of-life care, patient safety, professionalism (including role and identity), and paramedic education.
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