223.672.81 DATA MGMT METHODS IN HEALTH RESEARCH STUDIES
Presents data management techniques needed to implement a health research study in domestic and international settings. Discusses methods of designing and monitoring patient data flow, with an emphasis on data collection, editing, documentation, management, and preparation for analysis using database software packages. Involves lectures and completion of a tutorial designed to build data management skills. Geared to students preparing to undertake research.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Develop a coding guide for a data collection instrument
Edit collected data and document edit decisions
Design a double data entry system
Design a system to identify out-of-range and illogical values, document the related edit decisions, and produce a cleaned data table in preparation for analysis
Prepare administrative reports
Prep data for analysis
Evaluate an operations manual for a research study
Evaluate questionnaires for format, design, content, wording, coding, etc.