Jun 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

DPT 520 - Scientific Inquiry

3 credit(s)
The concept of evidence-based practice is fundamental to the effective provision of quality health-care. The processes and procedures of scientific inquiry are essential to both the creation of new methods of assessment and diagnosis, as well as the validation of all such methods. In this course we discuss the concepts and theories of research, the general principles of reliability and validity, various issues in research design, and the various methods that are used to categorize and analyze clinical data. Using published clinical research, we explore: issues and options of study design, data collection tools, techniques of data analysis, and the process of drawing conclusions from published research.
Prerequisite(s): Physical Therapy major.

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