Research Methods for the Health Sciences introduces the purposes, types, and basic methodology of research for the health sciences, using studies from a variety of health professions. It includes such topics as literature review, problem formulation, research design, data collection, data analysis and utilization, and ethical and political issues. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to be reflective, critical, and informed consumers of research and to develop an understanding of basic research concepts and methodologies. Students' knowledge of research will be applied to their chosen health science field. Additionally, students will learn about single-subject design, program evaluation, needs assessment, and research interviewing. Students will complete the course with a research proposal.