Qualitative Methods for Tobacco Control
- 4th term
- Online Programs for Applied Learning
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
• Reviews the methods and rationale for incorporating qualitative approaches into tobacco control research.
• Explores the main principles of qualitative research and consider how these principles shape the questions to which qualitative methods can best be applied in tobacco control research.
• Introduces applied research techniques used in tobacco control, including observational studies, focus group discussion, in-depth interviews, and documents analysis.
• Describes techniques to analyze qualitative data collection and disseminate findings.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe the main qualitative data collection and analytic approaches used in tobacco control research, and articulate the relative appropriateness of each given a particular research question
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of adopting a qualitative approach to addressing a particular research question
- Practice applying qualitative methods to specific questions relevant to tobacco control research
- Demonstrate competence in writing about qualitative methods, analysis, and findings
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Participation
- 40% Observation protocol
- 40% Interview/focus group discussion protocol
- Enrollment Restriction:
Restricted to students in OPAL Certificate in Global Tobacco Control
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required