INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS Syllabus

340.727.98 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
T 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • 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

    masters and institute participants looking for an introduction to health survey research methods

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: class participation (10%), in-class development and administration of a survey (10%) final short paper (80%) due after the conclusion of the course.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.