Free Online Learning Module from NCCMT

Quantitative Research Designs 101: Addressing Practice-Based Issues in Public Health

As a public health professional, you face many different kinds of practice-based questions about how best to promote health, prevent illness, or treat health problems in your communities. You need the best information to help you decide what to do. Knowing about research designs can help you search for the right type of evidence to answer a question from your own practice, and to assess the quality of the research evidence you find.

Who is this module for?

Quantitative Research Designs 101 is a free, interactive and self-paced module designed for public health practitioners, program managers/directors and staff responsible for the planning and delivery of public health programs and services.

What will you learn?

Quantitative Research Designs 101 walks you through the quantitative research designs commonly used to address practice-based questions, and discusses the strengths and limitations of each design.

  • Learn how to distinguish between effectiveness (e.g., does a treatment or prevention intervention work?) and causation (e.g., what is the relationship between a risk factor and a health outcome?) questions
  • Learn the most common research designs to answer practice-based  questions
  • Learn which study designs are most appropriate for your questions
  • Get the knowledge you need to answer your practice-based questions.

Check out Quantitative Research Designs 101: Addressing Practice-Based Issues in Public Health now!  http://www.nccmt.ca/modules/index-eng.html

Online learning with NCCMT

Free: Like all NCCMT learning modules, Quantitative Research Designs 101 is free.

Self-paced: Work at your own pace. Start, stop and continue where you left off.

Interactive: Online activities allow you to practise your skills!

Supports professional development: Earn a certificate of completion for your portfolio.

Plus NCCMT’s new Learning Centre helps you to easily track your progress through all our online learning opportunities.

Online modules from NCCMT available now:

  • Evidence-Informed Decision Making in Public Health
  • Critical Appraisal of Primary Intervention Studies
  • NEW! Quantitative Research Designs 101: Addressing Practice-Based Issues in Public Health

… coming soon:

  • Searching for Evidence in Public Health
  • Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews
  • Interpreting Research Results in Public Health

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For more information about additional online learning opportunities available from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, please check out the NCCMT website (http://www.nccmt.ca) or contact the NCCMT directly (nccmt@mcmaster.ca).