340.727.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Susan Sherman
    Vivian Go
    Teaching Assistant
    Cassandra Kercher
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • List the formative phases of health survey research, including the development of a conceptual framework
    • Develop, test, revise and administer a questionnaire
    • Recognize sampling methods appropriate for community-based surveys
    • Consider ethical issues of survey research
  • Course Description
    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.
  • Intended Audience
    JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
  • Methods of Assessment

    50% class particiation and group presentations; 50% short papert - due by 5pm July 1, 2013

  • Course Schedule

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

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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
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