This course addresses the essential concepts, related to research design and methodology that, systems/relational practitioners need to become, critical evaluators of research and prepare for, conducting research in their own practices, with, an emphasis is on becoming an informed consumer of, research and evidence-based practice. Students, learn to apply research with critical awareness of, the links between the process of inquiry,, construction of knowledge, and cultural equity., Focus is on understanding each component of the, research process, qualitative and quantitative, designs, program evaluations, measurement issues, and data analysis as well as the legal, ethical,, and contextual issues involved in the conduct of, clinical research and program evaluation.