This course is an overview of the role and scope of research as it relates to the support of managerial decision-making. Research methods are introduced with emphasis placed on analyzing key elements of research reports as a basis for determining the appropriateness of the research results for evidence-based healthcare practice. A variety of research designs are discussed to enable healthcare leaders to operationalize research in healthcare settings. Topics covered include research design, ethics, sampling strategies, and literature review skills as well simple data analysis methods including linear and logistic regression methods.