T485 – Research Methods in Child Life
It has been frequently noted that research is important to evaluate and validate child life interventions (Springer, 2014). Increasing the use of research studies may lead to strengthening the child life profession by analyzing interventions, demonstrating meaningful clinical outcomes, and disseminating that information among medical teams. Ultimately, this information could be used to improve the interventions that child life specialists provide to patients and families in the health care setting. This course will focus on qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research in the field of child life, as well as research-based practices, and will help prepare students for their Capstone Project.