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340.717.01 Health Survey Research Methods

2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Andrea Wirtz
Course Instructor s:

340.601 or 340.721 or 340.751 (one course in epidemiologic methods) and 140.621 or 140.651.


Exposes students to the practical aspects of health survey research methods. Emphasizes the development of skills to design and administer a survey. Introduces formative research, sampling methods, questionnaire development, recruitment techniques, interviewer training, and quality assurance/quality control.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Develop, test, revise and administer a questionnaire
  2. Identify and discuss sources of information bias in survey research
  3. Define different types of formative research and discuss how these inform survey development
  4. Discuss theory, frameworks, and contexts of questionnaire development
  5. Gain experience in designing, revising and administering questionnaires
  6. Compare and contrast sampling and recruitment methods appropriate for survey research
  7. Describe and apply the process of data collection and quality control
  8. Successfully prepare a research report and present results from a survey
Methods of Assessment:

Participant observation 5%, 2 survey critiques 10% (5% each), 2 group presentations 20% (10% each), 2 quizzes 30% (15% each), final paper 35%.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

limit of three auditors

For consent, contact: