To understand the need for and the stages in the development of precise research questions.
To understand the steps to completion of a rigorous community needs assessment, including development of goals, identification of existing data sources and collection of new data.
To provide an introduction to the theories, measures and methodological approaches to social network analysis. The introduction included the use of examples from the literature to illustrate past and present use of social network analyses.
To provide an introduction to basic statistical concepts such as distribution, measures of central tendency, bivariate analyses (t-test, ANOVA, Chi-square, Correlations) and multivariate analyses (linear and logistic regression).
To provide attendees with the tools needed to perform the statistical concepts outlined above in SPSS using sample datasets.