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MSBC-611: Research Methods

This course will introduce students to qualitative and quantitative methods of research. In this course, students will examine foundational principles of research and will acquire some practical research skills. By becoming familiar with the research proc

What are Quantitative Methods?

Quantitative Methods - Focus attention on measurements and amounts (more and less, larger and smaller, often and seldom, similar and different) of the characteristics displayed by the people and events that the researcher studies. Examples of qualitative research include:

  • Questionnaire
  • Surveys
  • Discourse analysis
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Mathematical modeling

Methods of Data Collection

Numerous specific research methods/instruments are used when conducting quantitative research: 

  • Questionnaires
  • Surveys
  • Scales
  • Inventories
  • Interviews schedules

Choosing the Correct Statistical Test

What Statistical Analysis Should I Use?



Overview of Quantitative Research Methods

Searching: Finding Quantitative Research

To limit searches to Quantitative Research, you must use Advanced Search in whatever database you are searching. 

Quantitative Research Terms

  • ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)
  • Experimental Design
  • Quasi-Experimental Design
  • Matching
  • Pre-Testing
  • Small n Design
  • Random Control Trial
  • Correlational Design
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Nominal
  • Ordinal
  • Interval
  • Ratio
  • P-Value
  • R-Value
  • Partial Correlaton
  • Linear Regression
  • Chi-Square
  • T-Test
  • T-Value
  • F-Value
  • Covariate
  • Repeated Measures ANOVA
  • Effect Size