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410.815.01 RESEARCH DESIGN IN THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES SEMINAR

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Elaine Doherty
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
  • Elaine Doherty
  • Cathy Maulsby
Description:

Engages the students in additional discussion about research design elements, provides hands-on experience with measurement and sampling issues using statistical software, as well as provides an opportunity to orally present a research design. Engages students in devising research questions and conceptual frameworks, conducting measurement validity and reliability diagnostics, conducting power analyses, exploring missing data problems and solutions, critiquing articles, and introducing qualitative analysis.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Propose a sound research question and hypothesis
Assess scale dimensionality/reliability, power, and missing data
Orally present a research design
Read, evaluate, and critique existing social science research

Methods of Assessment: Three brief (1 to 2 page) written assignments, one 10 minute oral presentation, and class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Enrollment Maximum: 16
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent required for master's students and non-HBS doctoral students

For consent, contact: edoherty@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

Concurrently enrolled in 410.615 Research Design in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail