Suggested Research Methods Courses to Meet Requirement
ANSC 5091 Research Proposals: From Ideas to Strategic Plans (3 cr)
The students will go through a step-by-step process that starts by choosing and defining a research idea, then proceeding to do literature reviews and to the development of hypothesis, aims, objectives and a research strategy. The aim of this course is to provide students with tools to understand the structure of scientific reports and proposals, literature searches and basic data interpretation. The student will learn about different research approaches and how to achieve consistency in their research projects. The student will be guided in how to begin and develop a written research proposal that will satisfy the requirements of their advisers, institution and funding organizations.
NURS 8173. Principles and Methods of Implementing Research. (3 cr; Stdnt Opt. [S] SAPH 8173. Prereq-8114 or other 8xxx grad research methods course, 2 grad stat courses)
Integrates scientific, statistical, and practical aspects of research. Inter-relationships among design, sample selections, subject access, human subjects requirements, instrument selection and evaluation, data management, analyses plans, grant writing, and research career issues. Field experiences required.
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-AHC student or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Subject matter science, research methodology. Study designs applied to human populations. Randomized trials. Four types of observational studies: cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, ecological. Causal inference, bias, effect modification.
PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis (3.0 cr; Prereq-Public health [MPH or certificate] student or epidemiology PhD major or #; fall, every year)
Introduction to methods for finding, transferring, and processing existing data sources. Focuses on practical approaches to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with STATA using a PC with an MS Windows operating system. Complex survey samples, other survey biases.
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr; Prereq-Basic knowledge of epidemiology; OPT No Aud, spring, every year)
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center.
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr; Prereq-Pub hlth or grad or professional school student or #; fall, every year)
Evaluation of public health research literature and planning for independent research projects. Formulation of research question, research design, sampling techniques, use of research concepts, and data analysis. Data collection techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, and data analysis.