This course is an introduction to research methodology. It discusses oral health research, epidemiology and biostatistics. It provides the student interested in research and development, an overview of methodological aspects of: planning, conducting and analyzing research. Students demonstrate comprehension and ability to apply both descriptive inferential statistics, including construction of confidence intervals for point estimates and testify both null and research hypotheses. Students identify appropriate use of diverse statistical models to represent and answer questions about representative real-world problems including qualitative and quantitative data analyses. Through this course, students learn various statistical concepts including probability, dependent and independent variables, simple, linear, logistic regression analyses, various statistical tests for data collection and analyses. Students develop a PowerPoint presentation of a full set of data collection and analysis of previous research works through a literature review of a topic of interest related to dental hygiene care setting.