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605.745.86 Qualitative Methods for Tobacco Control

Department:
Online Programs for Applied Learning
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Lisa Lagasse
Course Instructor :
  • Lisa Lagasse
Resources:
Description:

• 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:

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

  1. 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
  2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of adopting a qualitative approach to addressing a particular research question
  3. Practice applying qualitative methods to specific questions relevant to tobacco control research
  4. Demonstrate competence in writing about qualitative methods, analysis, and findings
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 20%, Observation protocol: 40%, Interview/focus group discussion protocol: 40%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in OPAL Certificate in Global Tobacco Control

Instructor Consent:

No consent required