Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Health Sciences

First Advisor

Pamela J. Walsh


Understanding the research being conducted in health care is essential to being an effective manager. Using databases such as Medline and Pub Med, provided by the National Institute of Health, and selecting the criteria of keywords "health", "management", "research" and "trial", published since 2002 in English and on human subjects, a population of peer-reviewed journals was identified. A random sample from this population was obtained; the research methodologies were evaluated and compared for practical application.