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Department: Biostatistics
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Andre Hackman
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to the principles and skills required to collect and manage research data in a public health setting. Topics focus on tools for collecting data that range from spreadsheets to web-based systems, database fundamentals, data collection form design, data entry screen design, proper coding of data, strategies for quality control and data cleaning, protection and sharing of data, and integrating data from external sources. Includes practical and hands-on exercises that require some entry-level computer programming.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Evaluate and select the appropriate tools for collection and management of study data.
Describe data design issues involved in collecting research data
Develop strategies for maintaining data quality, protecting and sharing data
Manage and manipulate research study data.

Methods of Assessment: class participation, short assignments, quizzes and final project.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 20
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent required for non-Biostatistics students

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail