Research Design

Research Design (HIPS 560)

Students are introduced to the elements of thought and the logic of critical thinking. Measurement theory and principles are studied. The role of the research in professional practice is examined. Principles and application of scientific inquiry are emphasized.

Course Documents

  • Week 4 & 5 (Unit 4)

    • Instructions

    • Is it appropriate to use interval/ratio statistics with Likert scales

      • A general statement

        • Glass, V., Peckham, P. D., & Sanders, J. R. (1972). Consequences of failure to meet assumptions underlying the analyses of variance and covariance, Review of Educational Research, 42, 237-288. (pdf)

        • Gene Glass is the authore of the Smith & Glass meta-analysis of psychotherapy outcome considered a classic in the field.

        • This seems to be a controversy, but it's commonly done

  • Week 11 (Unit 7)

    • Intstructions

    • Other resources that have sometimes been associated with this class (contact Dr. Stoecker)

      • Guidelines for critiquing articles

      • Guidelines for reviewing and critiquing

      • Statistical research cheat sheet

      • Summary of experimental designs

      • Threats to validity

Organizations in the Area of Interprofessional Studies

Journals in the Area of Interprofessional Studies

Other Useful Resources

  • Davis, M. S. (1971). That's interesting!: Towards a phenomenology of sociology and a sociology of phenomenology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 1, 309-344. (pdf)

  • Gray, K., & Wegner, D. M. (2013). Six guidelines for interesting research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(5), 549-553. (pdf)

  • Kazdin, A. E. (2003) Methodology: What it is and why it is so important. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.) Methodological Issues & Strategies in Clinical Research (3rd ed.) (pp. 5 - 22). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. (pdf)

  • McGuire, W. J. (1997) Creative hypothesis generating in psychology: Some useful heuristics. Annual Review of Psychology, 48, 1-30. (pdf)