Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
202 Jeanette Lancaster WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course is an introduction to data analysis for nursing and healthcare-related research. Course emphasis is on practical application and understanding how the research question drives the choice of particular statistical procedures. Descriptive and univariate inferential statistics will be covered. Students will learn how to create and manage simple databases in SPSS, interpret SPSS outputs, and draw statistical conclusions.
Builds on knowledge essential to conducting health services research, including social, economic, ethical, and political uses that influence health policy. Develops conceptual and methodological competencies related to research on health services organization, financing, and delivery. Uses evaluation research methods to examine the effects of interventions on outcomes, such as quality and cost. Discusses the role of databases and health informatics in service research. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing, a master's-level health policy course and GNUR 6470 or 8650 (to be taken previously or concurrently) is recommended.