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Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods

3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Andrea Wirtz

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


Exposes students to the practical aspects of health survey research by emphasizing the development of skills to design and administer a survey questionnaire. Introduces students to formative research, questionnaire development, interviewer training, and quality assurance/quality control.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and discuss the theory, frameworks, and contexts of questionnaire development
  2. Distinguish different types of formative research and how these approaches inform survey development
  3. Design, revise and administer questionnaires
  4. Monitor survey data collection and quality control
  5. Review the data collection experience and present results from a survey
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Group Presentation
  • 50% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students are not encouraged to take both 340.717 and 340.727. Additionally, This course will incorporate group work with other online students. Students will be organized into groups according to a topic area and must work together remotely to produce a group presentation and design a survey tool.