410.815.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Hee-Soon Juon
    Cathy Maulsby
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Read, evaluate, and critique social science research with a focus on critiquing research designs and identifying research strenghts and limitations
    • Orally present a research design
    • Develop a sound research design
  • Course Description

    Engages the students in additional discussion about research design elements as well as provides an opportunity to orally present a research design. Course topics include: assessing literature reviews, identifying gaps in the literature, devising research questions, identifying study strengths and limitations, and critiquing articles.

  • Intended Audience
    HBS doctoral students
  • Methods of Assessment

    Two group presentations, one 20 minute individual oral presentation, and class participation

  • Prerequisites
    Concurrently enrolled in 410.615 Research Design in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Course Schedule

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

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    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.

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