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Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods

June 26-June 30, 2023
8:30 a.m. - noon
2 credits

Course number: 340.727.49 (onsite)
                                     340.727.11 (online)     

This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online section (340.727.49) and an in-person section (340.727.11). You'll be able to indicate which section you want (either in-person or online) when registering in SIS.

"The activities were awesome. It was an excellent way of learning the design and implementation of surveys."—Student, 2019

"I think the instructor organized each day extremely well with a balance between lecture and time for groups to work together on their specific topic/questionnaire development.  The days built on each other in a logical format, and I felt that I learned a lot from the class."—Student, 2018

Course Instructor:


Exposes students to the practical aspects of health survey research by emphasizing the development of skills to design and administer a survey questionnaire. Introduces students to formative research, questionnaire development, interviewer training, and quality assurance/quality control.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and discuss the theory, frameworks, and contexts of questionnaire development

  2. Distinguish different types of formative research and how these approaches inform survey development

  3. Design, revise and administer questionnaires

  4. Monitor survey data collection and quality control

  5. Review the data collection experience and present results from a survey

Methods of Assessment:

50% Class participation and group presentations – due during sessions; 50% Final paper summarizing survey development and implementation .

Course Materials: Provided in class and through CoursePlus