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    Winter Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Enrollment will be limited.



    Times: Tuesdays, 12:10  3:00 p.m.: January 11  March 15, 2005


    This seminar will examine conceptual and methodological issues in the study of cultural diversity in clinical research. Of particular focus will be efforts to deconstruct culture and ethnicity experiences into specific social psychological variables that may exert some influence on psychological functioning and emotional distress. The course will also address methodological issues that challenge the study of cultural influences, and these include the sampling of rare events, the prediction of rare events, measurement equivalence, response bias, validity enhancement, and parallel research strategies.  


    To provide students with an important skill that will ground the study of cultural diversity issues into a more practical and useful context, this course will be used as a means of teaching students how to write and prepare a grant proposal. In the course, students will learn about preparing and applying for grants. Specifically, students will learn about and prepare a R01-type grant application on culturally-oriented research that they would like funded. To better understand the grant review process, seminar members will participate in mock reviews of grant applications. Each student will serve as a primary reviewer of one grant and as a secondary reviewer of another grant. The major course requirement is the preparation of a R01 grant proposal that clearly articulates the rationale, study design, and analytic plan for a culturally based study on psychological functioning or distress.


    Readings: Reader with selected articles.


    Course requirements:


    1. Participate in seminar discussions and lead discussion of assigned articles.

    2. Grant review and presentation to present primary review. 

    3. Preparation of grant application



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    145 Young T   12:10 PM - 3:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Nolan Zane , Ph.D. 268B Young Hall R 12-2 or by appt