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Introduction to Health Survey Research Methods

3rd Term
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
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

Introduction to Online Learning

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. Identify and discuss the practices for monitoring survey data collection and quality control
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Final Exam
  • 40% Quizzes
  • 10% Participation
Special Comments

Students are not encouraged to take both 340.717 and 340.727. Additionally, This course will incorporate group work with other online students. Students will be organized into groups according to a topic area and must work together remotely to produce a group presentation and design a survey tool.