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Course Code: PBHE550 Course ID: 3628 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course teaches the student to design their own empirical research, and evaluate the research of others, in any of the sub-fields of public health. The course begins with an introduction to the field of public health. It introduces the philosophy of social science and several theoretical approaches used in public health. The course then concentrates on teaching the details of public health research design. The course takes the student step-by-step through qualitative, comparative, and quantitative research design and analysis methods. (Prerequisite: PBHE520)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and posts after the end of the week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions and in the class each week. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.
Students will be responsible for providing a peer response posting for at least two (2) of their peers’ postings, unless there are less than 3 students in the course, where only one (1) peer posting will be required. Your peer postings should challenge or expound upon at least one of the points made by your peer, and “I agree” does not constitute as an adequate response. As graduate students, you will be expected to provide comprehensive, relevant and well supported points in your assignments.
We all bring something unique to the classroom, from our understanding, our experiences, and our value systems. We honor and respect each person’s diverse beliefs to help us see beyond the classroom to be the most effective individuals we can be. Therefore, we should all be respectful of others while expressing our viewpoints and opinions. Proper netiquette behavior is expected. Any inflammatory, demeaning or disrespectful language in a posting will be immediately removed from the discussion space.
For this course, students will be required to submit a writing assignment each of the eight (8) weeks. All papers should be formatted in APA format and style and are due by Sunday of each week.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). (2012). Guide to social science data preparation and archiving: Best practice throughout the data life cycle (5th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/deposit/guide/
Jackson, G., Kezar, A., Kozi, M., & de las Alas, N. (2006). Preparing scholarly reviews of the literature: A webtorial. Retrieved from http://www.gwu.edu/~litrev
Pole, K. (2007). Mixed method designs: A review of strategies for blending quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 20(4), 1-4.
Smith, D., Schwarz, N., Roberts, T.R., Ubel, P.A. (2006). Why are you calling me? How study introductions change response patterns. Quality of Life Research, 15(4), 621-630.
Spencer, L., Ritchie, J., Lewis J., & Dillon, L. (2003). Quality in qualitative evaluation: A framework for assessing research evidence. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/498322/a_quality_framework_tcm6-38740.pdf
Academic Writing Requirements:
The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments are to be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
• APUS Library Public Health Program Guide: http://apus.libguides.com/friendly.php?s=public_health
• Public Health Research Methods Student Study Site: http://studysites.sagepub.com/guestph/study/default.htm
• Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
• American Psychological Association: http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx
|Book Title:||Public Health Research Methods - Ebook available through the APUS Online Library|
|Author:||Guest, G. and Namey, E.|
|Book Title:||Quantitative Methods for Health Research : A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics - Ebook available through the APUS Online Library|
|Author:||Bruce, Pope and Stanistreet|
|Book Title:||Qualitative Methods in Public Health : A Field Guide for Applied Research - Ebook available through the APUS Online Library|
|Author:||Tolley, Ulin, Mack, Robinson, and Succop|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.