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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Research Methods Seminar

Credits: 1
Course Director: Chung
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring/1, 2, 3, 4
Limit: 20

Course Description

This course reviews the following aspects of research methods: development of hypotheses, study design, sample selection, measurement, choice of statistical tests and research ethics. The course is intended for students conducting basic or clinical research projects (see Directed Studies page); discussion of each topic centers on students’ own research projects. All SURF participants will be registered by the Office of Student Services.


At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the research question, study design, research subjects, types of measures and methods used in their research project.
  2. Explain the reasons choosing a particular design, measure, method, etc.
  3. Discuss basic principles of research ethics and how these principles apply to issues in their own projects.

Students must have been accepted for research to enroll.

*last updated: 11/21/2017