Courses Details

NUTR701: Research Methods In Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Ana Baylin (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will introduce research methods to 1st year MS and PhD students. Students will develop their own research proposals, engage in the process of peer review, and present their final proposals to the class. Students will also learn data cleaning and management skills and write a data analysis plan.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Develop a framework for understanding nutrition and public health research 2. Critically evaluate nutrition research 3. Formulate a scientific research question and relevant hypotheses for a given topic 4. Conduct a review of the literature 5. Understand the components of a research manuscript and styles of scientific writing 6. Practice the art of peer review and providing constructive feedback 7. Develop the major components of a research proposal 8. Develop a data analysis plan 9. Apply data cleaning and management skills to large datasets
Ana Baylin