Research Methods for Aging Populations
Description: Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 204, 205A, 207. Corequisite: course 208. In-depth examination of issues related to conducting research with elders in variety of healthcare settings. Study designs for conducting research in community and long-term care settings, issues surrounding informed consent, planning for mortality and morbidity, data collection techniques for frail elders, including use of assessment tools used in community and long-term care settings, behavioral observations, interviews, and surveys, and statistical analysis techniques related to missing data, longitudinal data analysis, clustering, and repeated measures. Letter grading.