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HED 602 (Online): Research and Technology in Health Education

This guide is created to support students in this class to “learn different research methods and analyze and critique existing research. Study issues in assessment and evaluation. "

Primary Studies

Primary Research involves the colleting and analyzing new data by conducting an research study. Data can be collected via different research designs:                                                                                                      

VIEW  EXAMPLE OF DIFFERENT PRIMARY RESEARCH DESIGNS BELOW

TERTIARY STUDIES

Tertiary Studies reviews and synthesize the published literature.

VIEW THE FULL-TEXT OF THIS TERTIARY RESEARCH ARTICLE

QUANTITIATIVE VS QUALITATIVE STUDIES

 Quantitative vs Qualitative Studies

You can find evidence for clinical decision making in quantitative and qualitative research studies.

  • The findings in quantitative studies are measurable and based on statistical analysis.
  • The findings in qualitative studies are not based on measurable statistics but rather on data such as that gathered from participants through interviews and observation. The analysis of qualitative research is "interpretative, subjective, impressionistic and diagnostic"

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These articles provide a step by step appraisal on how to critique qualitative and quantitative research articles. 

This page was created by Prof. Lois O'Neill 2/24/14

EXPERIEMENTAL VS. OBSERVATIONAL (NON-EXPERIMENTAL)

Observational (non-experimental)  do not assigned any intervention or tasks, results are based on particiants' experiences.

SEE EXAMPLES OF (NON-EXPERIMENTAL) OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES

 

Participatory Action Research

Correational Study

Correlational Study "compare average levels of exposure and disease in several population" (Jacobsen, p. 34)