Know how to apply alternative theoretical and conceptual models from a range of relevant disciplines to HSR.
Apply in-depth disciplinary knowledge and skills relevant to health services research.
Use knowledge of the structures, performance, quality, policy, and environmental context of health and health care to formulate solutions for health policy problems.
Pose innovative and important research questions, informed by systematic reviews of the literature, stakeholder needs, and relevant theoretical and conceptual models.
Select appropriate interventional (experimental and quasi-experimental) or observational (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods) study designs to address specific health services research questions.
Know how to collect primary health and health care data obtained by survey, qualitative, or mixed methods.
Know how to assemble secondary data from existing public and private sources.
Use a conceptual model to specify study constructs for a health services research question and develop variables that reliably and validly measure these constructs.
Implement research protocols with standardized procedures that ensure reproducibility of the science.
Ensure the ethical and responsible conduct of research in the design, implementation, and dissemination of health services research.
Work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.
Use appropriate analytical methods to clarify associations between variables and to delineate causal inferences.
Effectively communicate the findings and implications of health services research through multiple modalities to technical and lay audiences.
Understand the importance of collaborating with policymakers, organizations, and communities to plan, conduct, and translate health services research into policy and practice.