Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods
June 19-20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course number: 340.727.11
Survey methodology provides a strong basis for public health research. 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.
Method of Student Evaluation: 50% - Participation in all aspects of a field research project designated by the instructor; 25% - exercises; 25% report
- 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
Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Prequisites: Basic epidemiology and biostatistics
Course Materials: Provided in class and through CoursePlus