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SPHR 6211 : Preparing the Thesis Prospectus
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Speech and Hearing Science (SPHR)
Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Rscrh Communic Sci & Disorders
Spring 2016
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graduate students in speech and hearing sciences



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Fundamental issues and methods in clinical research; group and single-subject experimental designs; application of clinical research methodology and findings to assessment and treatment. Non-thesis students register for 3 credits; thesis students register for 1 credit concurrent with SPHR 6211.
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of having a research-based profession and how research interacts with clinical practice 2. Perform accurate and comprehensive searches for topics using electronic and non-electronic resources 3. Define and describe the different sections of a research article and the types of information present in each one 4. Explain the steps involved in evaluating evidence in research articles and analyze scholarly articles for level of evidence 5. Explain the differences between independent and dependent variables 6. Define the steps involved in the research process 7. Define the types of reliability and validity and how they relate to measurement 8. Describe threats to reliability and to validity and what can be done to minimize these threats 9. Analyze research scenarios for ethical and unethical conduct 10. Explain the process of informed consent and why it is critical to research involving human subjects 11. Students will: • Locate, evaluate and apply current research literature to a clinical case • Design single subject research • Graphically represent data over time • Evaluate data in order to make statements regarding behavior change • Include the above in a written paper and oral presentation. 12. Provide appropriate, respectful, and useful feedback to peers on research and writing 13. Work efficiently and effectively with groups of your colleagues
The course is designed to help students learn the linkages between research and clinical practice, specifically in terms of communication disorders.
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