INTH-182-01 Research Methods in International Health
Spring for 2016-2017
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This course aims to provide students a critical knowledge-base as well as a skill-set to conduct empirical research within a public health context. Students will learn how to construct research questions, design a research study, write research study proposals, carry out data collection, process simple data input (Epidata), and conduct basic qualitative and quantitative data analysis for hypothesis testing (SAS). Research methodologies will include both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Students will be given the opportunity to develop skills in using computerized statistical packages such as Excel, SAS and Epidata. Students will have the hands-on experience of writing a research proposal and will have the opportunity to present a study report based on their analysis and interpretation of a dataset. Particular attention will be paid to the human subject protection in the social, cultural, and technical context of developing countries.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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