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Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research for American Indian Health

Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Start Date
Monday, June 27, 2022
End Date
Friday, July 1, 2022
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 11:00am - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2022


Acquaints students with Indigenous research concepts and issues and prepares them for the core research methods courses offered by the School of Public Health. JHSPH faculty provide basic overview of Indigenous research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and their application to research in Native communities. Examines practical issues in study design, conduct and analysis. Applies these methodologies in designing research studies to address health concerns in Native communities. Examples and assignments are drawn from indigenous community settings.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a basic overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  2. Explain practical issues in study design, conduct and analysis
  3. Illustrate the application of these methodologies in designing research studies in American Indian Health
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Homework
  • 40% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Special Comments

The course will move to a virtual format in 4-hour sessions using Zoom during 4 days. Students are expected to use a laptop computer with working WIFI/Internet access. This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.