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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods

June 25-29, 2018
8:30 a.m. - noon
2 credits

Course number: 340.727.11

Course Instructor:

·         Susan Sherman


Survey methodology provides a strong basis for public health research. Students learn the basics skills necessary to conduct health survey research, providing both theoretical information and experience in the field. Specifically, students learn about: qualitative methods, the use of theory in informing survey development; development of research questions; probability and non-probability sampling; power calculations; ethical issues of conducting research; and quality assurance/quality control. Hands-on exercises include the development and administration of a brief survey.

Method of Student Evaluation:  50% - Participation in all aspects of a field research project designated by the instructor; 25% - exercises; 25% report

Learning Objectives:

 Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Prequisites:  Basic epidemiology and biostatistics

Course Materials: Provided in class and through CoursePlus