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Introduction to Data Management

June 12 - June 16, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
3 credits

Course Number: 140.630.11 (onsite)
                                     140.630.49 (synchronous online)

This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online section (140.630.49) and an in-person section (140.630.11). You can choose which option (either online or in-person) when registering in SIS.

Course Instructor:

Course Description:

Introduces students to the principles and skills required to collect and manage research data in a public health setting. Focuses on tools for collecting data that range from spreadsheets to web-based systems, database fundamentals, data collection form design, data entry screen design, proper coding of data, strategies for quality control and data cleaning, protection and sharing of data, and integrating data from external sources. Includes practical and hands-on exercises that require some entry-level computer programming.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Evaluate and select the appropriate tools for collection and management of study data.
  2. Describe data design issues involved in collecting research data
  3. Develop strategies for maintaining data quality, protecting and sharing data
  4. Manage and manipulate research study data.

Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 100% Assignments