Survey course on research methods: integrating statistical analysis and study design

JoLaine R. Draugalis, Jean T. Carter, Marion K Slack

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Abstract

The purpose of the three-credit (45 hours) required course is to ensure PharmD student competence in selecting, interpreting, and evaluating clinical drug literature. The course is a prerequisite for a three-credit Drug Information/Drug Literature Evaluation course in the professional curriculum. Topics covered include principles of research design, acquisition and interpretation of data, statistical analysis, and validity of conclusions. The essential connection between research design and statistical analysis is emphasized throughout the course in lectures, examples, assignments, and exams. The purpose of this article is to share the methods used to convey statistical analysis and research design concepts as well as methods for assessing the students. The techniques and approaches described are also applicable to other courses in the pharmacy curriculum. Examples also show how instructors used evaluation and revision to cultivate integration of concepts, encourage more active learning and class participation, and enhance assessment procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume62
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

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Research Design
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Research
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Surveys and Questionnaires
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Survey course on research methods : integrating statistical analysis and study design. / Draugalis, JoLaine R.; Carter, Jean T.; Slack, Marion K.

In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Vol. 62, No. 1, 1998, p. 17-23.

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