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552.603.81 the Role of Qualitative Methods and Science in Describing and Assessing a Population's Health

Department:
Extradepartmental
Term:
1st term
Credits:
0.5 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Dates:
Tue 09/03/2019 - Tue 10/01/2019
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Contact:
Course Facilitator
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Acquaints students with a broad overview of the use of qualitative research methods in public health. Explores the types of critical public health questions best addressed through a qualitative approach and introduces conceptual principles that are foundational to qualitative research. Exposes students to key issues in planning and conducting qualitative research, as well as strategies for analyzing qualitative data.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify when qualitative methods are best suited to generate insight on a public health concern
  2. Distinguish between objectivist and constructivist epistemologies
  3. Provide examples of different types of qualitative data arising in public health studies
  4. Describe ways in which qualitative research is incorporated into current public health research
  5. Describe different qualitative analytic approaches and means to evaluate rigor
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required