There is no required text for this course. All readings will be posted on Blackboard at least a week before being discussed.
Suggested textbook for background
Introduction to Health Research Methods
by Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Publication Date: 2016-08-12
This clear, practical, and straightforward text demystifies the research process and empowers students and other new investigators to conduct their own original research projects. In five sections, Introduction to Health Research Methods describes the entire research process beginning with the identification of a research question and the selection of a study approach, proceeding through the collection and analysis of data and the preparation of a formal scientific report, and ending with academic and professional presentations and publishing. By breaking down the process into manageable steps, Introduction to Health Research Methods communicates the excitement and importance of health research--and encourages readers to make their own contribution to improving the health of individuals and communities through research. The Second Edition is a thorough update that offers: * A new chapter on mentorship and other professional development opportunities * A new chapter on grant writing with sections on funding sources, finding grant opportunities, proposal writing, budgeting, and grant management * A new chapter introducing several analysis tools that move beyond standard biostatistical techniques such as GIS, mathematical modeling, and economic analysis * A comprehensive walk through of successful writing strategies with dozens of ideas for how to get started on writing and stay motivated * New information on qualitative studies including interviewing, focus group discussions, coding and analysis, mixed methods research, and monitoring and evaluation