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340.727.98 Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods

2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Barcelona, Spain
Mon 11/18/2013 - Tue 11/19/2013
Class Times:
  • Monday,  10:00am - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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:

class participation (10%), in-class development and administration of a survey (10%) final short paper (80%) due after the conclusion of the course.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

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

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course is taught in Barcelona, SPAIN