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National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) Quantitative Research Designs 101 Learning Module
As public health professionals, 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.