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410.643.17 Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Tobacco Control

Health Behavior and Society
1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Sat 10/19/2013 - Fri 10/25/2013
Class Times:
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Monday-Friday, October 21-25, 2013, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday,  9:00am - 12:50pm
  • M Tu W Th F,  2:00 - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frances Stillman
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to applied research techniques used in tobacco control including direct observational studies, interviewing and focus groups, and analysis of tobacco industry documents. Guides students on the use of qualitative data collection techniques and provides examples of usage of these techniques. Introduces students to the use of the on-line databases and repositories of tobacco industry documents. Classroom sessions include lectures, discussions, and group work.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. describe common applied research designs used in tobacco control
  2. articulate the relative appropriateness of an applied research technique and data analysis approach per a particular research question
  3. understand how applied research may be used to create compelling scientific and advocacy documents
Methods of Assessment:

3 short papers based on class labs, final overview paper, class participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required