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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):
After completing this course, you should be able to:
List the formative phases of health survey research, including the development of a conceptual framework
Develop, test, revise and administer a questionnaire
Recognize sampling methods appropriate for community-based surveys
Consider ethical issues of survey research

Methods of Assessment: class participation (10%), in-class development and administration of a survey (10%) final short paper (80%) due after the conclusion of the course.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/18/2013 - Tue 11/19/2013
  • Monday 10:00 - 7:30
  • Mon 11/18/2013 - Tue 11/19/2013
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time JHSPH students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course is taught in Barcelona, SPAIN
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015