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Health Survey Research Methods

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

340.601 or 340.721 or 340.751 (one course in epidemiologic methods) and 140.621 or 140.651.

Exposes students to the practical aspects of health survey research methods. Emphasizes the development of skills to design and administer a survey. Introduces formative research, sampling methods, questionnaire development, recruitment techniques, interviewer training, and quality assurance/quality control.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop, test, revise and administer a questionnaire
  2. Identify and discuss sources of information bias in survey research
  3. Define different types of formative research and discuss how these inform survey development
  4. Discuss theory, frameworks, and contexts of questionnaire development
  5. Gain experience in designing, revising and administering questionnaires
  6. Compare and contrast sampling and recruitment methods appropriate for survey research
  7. Describe and apply the process of data collection and quality control
  8. Successfully prepare a research report and present results from a survey
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Self-assessments
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 20% Presentation(s)
  • 40% Final Paper
Special Comments

This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.