SEMINAR ON METHODS IN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH Syllabus

330.660.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Philip Leaf
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Identify the major methodological and analytical challenges to the development of effective research strategies in public mental health research;
    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative designs;
    • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal, cross-sectional, and multistage research designs;
    • Apply concepts related to the use of marginal, random effects, and latent variable models to different mental health research questions;
    • Identify problems and solutions in estimating the prevalence, incidence, and duration of health problems, risk factors, and assets
  • Course Description
    Targets the development of effective research strategies in public mental health, including the identification of research questions, study design, and analytic approaches. Discusses development of research designs and grant proposals, such as sample selection, measurement, and analytic strategies. Reviews strengths and weaknesses of previous or proposed studies and considers recent advances in epidemiologic and statistical methods as alternative approaches for addressing research questions. Also discusses advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal, cross-sectional, and multistage research designs.
  • Intended Audience
    Second year Doctoral students and above
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on written critiques of selected research studies, class participation and research proposal.
  • Prerequisites
    340.751-753 and 140.621-624; or consent of instructor
  • Course Schedule

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

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