Quantitative Research Methods


The Quantitative Research Methods concentration prepares scholars to:

  • Explain key epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts for specific study designs
  • Determine what analytic techniques best fit the study design at hand and develop an analytic plan
  • Identify potential areas for bias and variance within a study and propose methods for mitigating these concerns, both during the design phase and during post-hoc analyses
  • Critically evaluate studies utilizing epidemiologic and biostatistical methods for strengths and weaknesses
  • Interpret and communicate quantitative study results clearly to a broad variety of audiences

Concentration leader

Stacey J. Winham, Ph.D.

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Required credits

Course number Course title Credits
CTSC 5640 Logistic Regression 1
CTSC 5650 Survival Analysis 1
Choose three credits of the following:
CTSC 5500 Modern Genetic Epidemiology 1
CTSC 5641 Comparative Effectiveness Research: Observational Studies and Pragmatic Trials 1
CTSC 5710 Practical Data Collection
NOTE: Excluded if taken as a foundational credit
CTSC 5715 Publication Quality Tables and Figures 1
CTSC 5740 Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis 2
CTSC 5815 Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research for Translational Science 2
CTSC 5820 Introduction to Survey Research
NOTE: Excluded if taken as a foundational credit
CTSC 5940 Secondary Data Analysis 1
Total 5