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Adrian Dobra
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Nursing Research

Examination of a specific research method, with evaluation of appropriateness, efficiency, rigor of measurement, and potential for inference for nursing research. Prerequisite: minimum of 5 credits of basic nursing research methodology at graduate level and permission of instructor.

Class description

This course surveys Bayesian methods for health sciences. It introduces the Bayesian paradigm for data analysis and contrasts it with frequentist inference approaches. The choice of prior distributions is discussed in depth as well as dedicated computing techniques. Randomized controlled trials, observational studies and meta-analysis are also covered. Examples are drawn from biomedical literature.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Adrian Dobra
Date: 02/23/2007