INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE METHODS IN TOBACCO CONTROL Syllabus

410.643.17 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
S 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Frances A. Stillman
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe common applied research designs used in tobacco control
    • articulate the relative appropriateness of an applied research technique and data analysis approach per a particular research question
    • understand how applied research may be used to create compelling scientific and advocacy documents
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to applied research techniques used in tobacco control including direct observational studies, interviewing and focus groups, and analysis of tobacco industry documents. Guides students on the use of qualitative data collection techniques and provides examples of usage of these techniques. Introduces students to the use of the on-line databases and repositories of tobacco industry documents. Classroom sessions include lectures, discussions, and group work.
  • Intended Audience
    Global Tobacco Control Certificate and other JHSPH students
  • Methods of Assessment
    3 short papers based on class labs, final overview paper, class participation
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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