221.671.11 | AY 2012-2013 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Prepare a basic overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • Explain practical issues in study design, conduct and analysis.
    • Illustrate the application of these methodologies in designing research studies in American Indian Health.
  • Course Description

    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.

  • Intended Audience

    Designed for those who may not have formal training in research methods but may be working or interested in working to address tribal health priorities through research. Students interested in earning the Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Participant assessment will be based on class participation and group project. Students taking the course for credit will receive a letter grade and will be required to take quizzes.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites


  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.