This course guides the student in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for formulating a clinical research question and a research protocol. Basic research topics will include concepts of measurement, research design, and data analysis. Emphasis is placed on the development of a testable research hypothesis or proposal based on an extensive analysis of the available literature. The role of appropriate statistical analysis will be discussed for each proposal/hypothesis and the student must provide a rationale for the type of statistical analysis chosen.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Open only to students enrolled in the professional phase of the Physician Assistant Studies Program. May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.