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340.727.11 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/24/2013 - Fri 06/28/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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Description:

Students learn the basics skills necessary to conduct health survey research, providing both theoretical information and experience in the field. Specifically, students learn about: qualitative methods, the use of theory in informing survey development; development of research questions; probability and non-probability sampling; power calculations; ethical issues of conducting research; and quality assurance/quality control. Hands-on exercises include the development and administration of a brief survey.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. List the formative phases of health survey research, including the development of a conceptual framework
  2. Develop, test, revise and administer a questionnaire
  3. Recognize sampling methods appropriate for community-based surveys
  4. Consider ethical issues of survey research
Methods of Assessment:

100%, short papert - due by July 8, 2013

Instructor Consent:

No consent required