308.702.01 DATA AND METHODS FOR STUDYING U.S. HEALTH POLITICS
Examines the topics discussed in the Role of Government in Health Policy course, focusing on the methods used to conduct research on health politics topics. Discusses: (1) developing research questions and testable hypotheses, (2) identifying data sources, and (3) choosing appropriate methods for analyzing data using examples from a range of current health politics topics. Topics are based on student interests and vary each year. Students gain experience writing a brief research proposal based on a research question of their choice, presenting the proposal in front of the class and leading an in-class discussion on the research topic.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain methodological approaches to conducting research on health politics topics
Critically evaluate research methods proposed for studying contemporary issues in health politics
Concurrent enrollment in Role of Government in HP (308.602)