Secondary Data Analysis
This course will explore the use and limits of large national databases for the conduct of nursing and health policy research. Students will master accessing, downloading, and analyzing data from large data sets. Students will identify a testable research question and develop an analytic file to be used for analysis. Data used for this class are drawn from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization project (HCUP), 2000 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). For more information about HCUP data, see http://www.ahrq.gov/data/hcup.