Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

NRSG 8420 Stat Methods-Hlthcare Research

This course emphasizes the application of univariate and multivariate statistical analysis methods to answer research questions and test hypotheses about clinical research data. The course includes addressing threats to statistical conclusion validity such as Type I and Type II error, determining the level of measurement of study variables and how this influences the choice of statistical tests, formulating an analysis plan based on research questions/hypotheses, and conducting and interpreting the output of statistical analyses. Multivariate statistical approaches in both analysis of variance and linear regression frameworks are presented. In addition, the course addresses complex analytic situations including analysis of change, repeated measures, and multiple correlated dependent variables.