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221.622.11 Using Qualitative Methods for Program Planning and Evaluation

Department:
International Health
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Sat 06/24/2017 - Sat 06/24/2017
Class Times:
  • Saturday,  8:00am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Paul Bolton
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Description:

This course describes how qualitative methods can be used to plan relevant and effective programs to address health issues in diverse cultures and situations.

Introduces students to the role of qualitative methods in assessing population needs and designing acceptable interventions. Emphasizes the complementarity of qualitative and quantitative methods and how both should be combined for effective program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the role of qualitative methods in generating program relevant data
  2. Explain how qualitative and quantitative methods complement each other in providing program relevant data
  3. Describe the principles of qualitative methods
  4. Explain the indications for using individual and group qualitative methods
  5. Explain the use of qualitative methods in program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
Methods of Assessment:

10% participation
40% exam
50% assignment

Enrollment Restriction:

Students with programmatic or field experience

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Students without prior field or programmatic experience

For consent, contact:

pbolton@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

Students are required to do significant pre-reading. The associated manual is 66 pages long and is to be read and comprehended prior to the course. I expect this will take a full day. The assignment is will require approx. 8 hours including research. The assignment is due July 8.