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Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Frances Stillman
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Frances A. Stillman

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe common applied research designs used in tobacco control
articulate the relative appropriateness of an applied research technique and data analysis approach per a particular research question
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
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Dates and times for the course are TBA. Course will be held off-campus sometime during the last week of September/first week of October.