Full course description
This course provides a thorough background in the design, administration, and interpretation of a range of survey strategies (e.g., telephone, face-to-face, mail and internet surveys) within the broader context of a research or evaluation project. Topics will include formulation of study aims, developing an appropriate research design, protection of human subjects and proper conduct of research, sample size calculations, recruitment strategies, survey administration, and development of an analysis plan. Class topics are designed to convey practical knowledge through topical lectures, group activities, partner feedback and a survey design project consisting of two parts: a survey instrument and a research plan.
Participation in this course will provide an opportunity to practice the following competencies:
Describe steps and procedures in public health research and evaluation
Apply evidence-based approaches in public health research and evaluation
Apply ethical principles to public health research and evaluation.
Weekly Topics Include:
Week 1: Introduction to Survey Methods; Modes of Data Collection
Week 2: Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Study Designs: Moderators and Mediators
Week 3: Sampling and Populations; Sample Size Calculations
Week 4: Reliability and Validity; Developing Survey Questions and Scales
Week 5: Constructing Surveys: Cultural Adaptation of Surveys
Week 6: Pre-testing and Pilot Testing Surveys; Response Rates and Hard-to-R
Alumni completing this course will receive a Certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
Enrollment Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation notification must be emailed to email@example.com prior to the start date of the class in which you are registered in order to qualify for a refund, less a 5% administrative fee.