Qualitative Reasoning in Public Health
- 2nd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Qualitative research is increasingly becoming a foundational approach in public health. This course is for students who want to be engaged consumers of qualitative research in public health or participate in team-based qualitative projects, but do not see themselves leading qualitative research studies in the future.
Provides students with a broad overview of qualitative methods and concepts used in the public health sciences. Emphasizes the conceptual foundations of qualitative research and how it is used in public health.
- Learning Objectives:
- Explain the basic concepts of iterative design, purposive sampling, and reflexivity
- Distinguish between objectivist and constructivist epistemologies
- Provide examples of different types of qualitative data arising in public health studies
- Identify when qualitative or quantitative methods are best suited to address a given research question
- Describe key features of study quality (rigor) for qualitative studies
- Examine and contrast different approaches to qualitative data analysis
- Describe ways in which qualitative research is incorporated into research projects
- Methods of Assessment:
Lecture activities - 20%
Quiz 1 - 20%
Quiz 2 - 20%
Final memo - 40%
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Jointly Offered With: