Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
2023 - 2024
Monday, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Introductory biostatistics course sequence (e.g., 140.611-612 or 140.621-623), SOCI student, or consent of instructor.
Provides an overview of outcomes and effectiveness research. Emphasizes conceptual, design, and analytical aspects of research including policy implications. Covers both experimental (randomized) and observational designs. Addresses spectrum of outcomes and effectiveness research. Includes topics: qualitative research, cost-effectiveness and adaptive trial design.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe a wide variety of innovative approaches to outcomes and effectiveness investigation
- Craft a preliminary design for an outcomes or effectiveness study
- Develop skills needed to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of outcomes and effectiveness research
- Identify the implications of outcomes and effectiveness studies for end-users
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 80% Final Paper
- 20% Final Presentation