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140.630.11
Introduction to Data Management

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
Biostatistics
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Dates:
Mon 06/14/2021 - Fri 06/18/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00am - 12:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Resources:
Description:

Introduces students to the principles and skills required to collect and manage research data in a public health setting. Topics focus on tools for collecting data that range from spreadsheets to web-based systems, database fundamentals, data collection form design, data entry screen design, proper coding of data, strategies for quality control and data cleaning, protection and sharing of data, and integrating data from external sources. Includes practical and hands-on exercises that require some entry-level computer programming.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Evaluate and select the appropriate tools for collection and management of study data.
  2. Describe data design issues involved in collecting research data
  3. Develop strategies for maintaining data quality, protecting and sharing data
  4. Manage and manipulate research study data.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 100% Assignments

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course will be offered as a synchronous, online course via Zoom, at the scheduled dates and times.