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Research Methods in Health Services Management (HCR-550)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

May 2023 - Present.

Subject Area:
Allied Health

Number of Credits:

Learners Outcome:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain the role of research and its impact on the delivery of care; discuss the purpose of research philosophy and language; apply established procedures in the development of a research study framework; develop innovative and important questions and hypothesis in the field of health services research, based on the research study outline; outline the topics related to observation and measurement, including reliability and validity implications; contrast the different types of research methodologies and/or designs, their strengths and weaknesses; identify inherent threats to internal and external validity; select an appropriate research methodology or design to answer the questions of a health service investigation; interpret the different survey techniques in the area of health services research; compare the different types of data frequently used in health service, as well as their strengths and weaknesses or limitations; increase the capacity to read and critically analyze the literature on health services, including research questions, research design, methodologies, and conclusions; analyze research studies to pinpoint key methods, parties, safeguards, measures and outcomes; search for and locate research relevant to a health care issue of the students’ choosing; discriminate amongst definitions of key vocabulary in health services research methodology; and apply research methodology frameworks to pending health services management issues.


Research Methods in Health Services Management exposes students to the scope of health services and health policy research, addresses such topics as developing conceptual models, understanding, and using different research designs, sampling survey design, carrying out community-oriented and policy-oriented research, and the ethical conduct of research. The course includes an analysis of various research design, methodologies, quantitative and qualitative research studies and provides students with the ability to draft and prepare applied research reports to help management with the decision-making process. Prerequisite: Concepts in Math and Quantitative Analysis (MAT-301).

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health, Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, or Healthcare Policy (5/23).