This course presents common nonparametric and parametric
statistical techniques used in health care research.
Assumptions of the techniques are addressed.
Specifically, the course emphasizes t-tests, ANOVA,
ANCOVA, RANCOVA, correlation, odds ratio, regression,
and power analysis. The course provides the student
experience in using SPSS for entering and analyzing
data. Reporting results of the analyses is also
incorporated. Making appropriate decisions regarding
which statistical techniques to use is stressed.
Critique of statistical analyses of published health
care research is also emphasized.