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Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research for American Indian Health

Summer Inst. term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Mon 06/27/2022 - Fri 07/01/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  11:00am - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Rachel Chambers
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only



Acquaints students with Indigenous research concepts and issues and prepares them for the core research methods courses offered by the School of Public Health. JHSPH faculty provide basic overview of Indigenous research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and their application to research in Native communities. Examines practical issues in study design, conduct and analysis. Applies these methodologies in designing research studies to address health concerns in Native communities. Examples and assignments are drawn from indigenous community settings.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Prepare a basic overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  2. Explain practical issues in study design, conduct and analysis
  3. Illustrate the application of these methodologies in designing research studies in American Indian Health
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Homework
  • 40% Final Exam

Enrollment Restriction:


Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

The course will move to a virtual format in 4-hour sessions using Zoom during 4 days. Students are expected to use a laptop computer with working WIFI/Internet access. This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.