HINF 570 Research Methods in Informatics

This course provides instruction in the design, formulation and appraisal of a potential health informatics research topic and is the foundational class for an integrated culminating project. The course will enable the student to better understand the research process from conception to completion, including the use of online reference materials. Related topics include descriptive statistics, probability, standard probability distributions, sampling distributions, point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power and sample size estimation, one- and two-sample parametric and nonparametric methods for analyzing continuous or discrete data and simple linear regression. In addition, students will be instructed in issues concerning privacy and the treatment of human subjects. A statistical software package will be taught in this class for data management, statistical analyses and power calculations.




Admission to the program or permission of the program director