PHLH 255
Research Methods in Public Health Spring 2019
Division II
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This course will introduce students to three common research methods utilized within Public Health: qualitative methods, survey methods and epidemiology. We will cover the basic research design process, integrating and comparing the qualitative methods of interviewing and focus groups, survey instrument design and pretesting as well as basic epidemiologic methods and concepts. Readings and discussions will engage with best practices in reporting these types of methods (for the purposes of peer-reviewed publication). Lastly, students will have the opportunity to design research instruments, pilot some of these methods, and analyze a subset of the data via analysis software. Students who have taken PHLH 250 should not enroll in PHLH 255.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3197
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three 1-page reflection papers, development of two research instruments (3-5 pages), one critique of a journal article (5 pages), an oral presentation and active class participation
Prerequisites: PHLH 201 or equivalent AND at least one Statistics course
Enrollment Preferences: Public Health concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PHLH Methods in Public Health

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