This is an introductory graduate-level survey course on research design/ methods and analysis. The course provides a broad overview of the process and practices of research in applied contexts. Content includes principles and techniques of research design sampling data collection and analysis including the nature of evidence types of research defining research questions sampling techniques data collection data analysis issues concerning human subjects and research ethics and challenges associated with conducting research in real-world contexts. The analysis component of the course provides an understanding of statistical methodology used to collect and interpret data found in research as well as how to read and interpret data collection instruments. CAST and HLTH graduate students only. Dept. approval.