HADM 499 (Rev. 1 and Rev. 2): Research Methods in Health Services Report a Broken Link

Professionals in health administration should have the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding health services. These skills include the ability to understand and interpret the research literature and the capability to conduct health services research. This course is designed to encourage growth in these skills.

Unit 1


Required Readings
Hicks, N. Hicks, N. (1997) Evidence-based health care. Bandolier, 4(39):8.
Supplementary Readings
Meadows, K. (2003). So you want to do research? 1: an overview of the research process. British Journal of Community Nursing, 8(8), 369-375.

Unit 2


Supplementary Readings
Meadows, K. (2003) So you want to do research? 2: developing the research question. British Journal of Community Nursing, 8(9), pp. 397-403.

Unit 3


Required Readings
Trochim, W. (2006a). Introduction to validity.
Trochim, W. (2006b). Threats to conclusion validity.
Trochim, W. (2006c). Threats to construct validity.
Supplementary Readings
Meadows, K. (2003). So you want to do research? 4: An introduction to quantitative methods. British Journal of Community Nursing, 8(11), pp. 519-526.

Unit 4


Required Readings
Morgan, D. (1998). Practical strategies for combining qualitative and quantitative methods: application to health research. Qualitative health research 8(3), 362-376.
Supplementary Readings
Golafshani, N. (2003). Understanding reliability and validity in qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 8(4), 597-607.
Meadows, K. (2003). So you want to do research? 3. An introduction to qualitative methods. British Journal of Community Nursing, 8(10), pp. 464-469.
Vivar, C. G., McQueen, A., Whyte, D., & Armayor, N. C. (2007). Getting started with qualitative research: developing a research proposal. Nurse Researcher, 14(3), 60-73.

Unit 5


Supplementary Readings
Vanvoorhis, C. W. & Morgan, B. L. (2001). Statistical rules of thumb: What we don’t want to forget about sample sizes. Psi Chi Journal, 6(4).

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Whitley, E. & Ball, J. (2002). Statistics review 4: Sample size calculations. Critical Care, 6, 335-341.

Unit 6


Supplementary Readings
Higgins, P. & Straub, A. (2006). Understanding the error of our ways: Mapping the concepts of validity and reliability. Nursing Outlook, 54, 23-29.

Unit 9


Required Readings
Tri-Council policy statement: Ethical conduct for research involving humans. Retrieved December 2011 from http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/ Read the Introduction through Chapter 5.
Supplementary Readings
Tri-Council policy statement: Ethical conduct for research involving humans. Retrieved December 2011 from http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/policy-politique/initiatives/tcps2-eptc2/Default/ Read Chapters 6 through 13.