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410.673.11 Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis for Public Health

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Thu 06/22/2017 - Fri 06/23/2017
Class Times:
  • Th F,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jill Owczarzak
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

410.671 or instructor consent

Description:

Introduces students to the analysis of interview and focus group data collected as part of qualitative public health research. Explores distinct analytic approaches and traditions, and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different analytic paradigms for different research questions. Introduces computer software for coding and managing data using freely available online demonstration of various software packages. Presents both theoretical and practical dimensions of qualitative data analysis. Emphasizes hands-on learning activities within the classroom to practice and apply concepts learned through readings, lectures, and discussion. Develops skills to conceptualize an analytic plan for qualitative data for future research.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the influence of the research question and data collected on the analytic method and interpretive approach
  2. Describe and compare different qualitative analytic traditions
  3. Outline an analytic approach for a qualitative research initiative
  4. Apply a coding framework to qualitative data
  5. Justify a decision regarding use (or not) of a qualitative analysis software
Methods of Assessment:

Student performance will be assessed by participation (50%), in-class coding activity (15%), in-class analysis development activity (15%), and take-home analysis and interpretation development plan (20%).

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for students who have not completed Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (410.671).

For consent, contact:

jillowczarzak@jhu.edu